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Touch and Feel Soft Hardware
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles. (Smart Textiles)
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles. (Smart Textiles)
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With soft hardware we refer to electronic components, coatings, and shells built from materials that make them elastic, flexible, floppy and malleable. By introducing new material properties into electronic and computational contexts we expect to open new paths for designing interactive things. Building electronics with textile and other soft materials may easily degrade elements such as speed, power, and storage capacities; however, these constraints can be acceptable if not down right desirable in these new contexts. We see how sensors, actuators, computers and even battery cells made of soft materials enables us to embed them into soft shapes that in turn afford certain forms of interaction. With the term soft hardware, we also highlight the interplay between computational and physical materials in interaction designs.

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Smart Textiles, Soft hardware, Soft electronics, Textiles, Interaction design, Smart Textiles
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Textiles and Fashion (General)
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6789Local ID: 2320/11031OAI: diva2:887491
Tangible, Embodied and Embedded Interactions - TEI'12

We would like to thank our collaborators in the Wireless

Textile project, especially Linda Worbin and Kristian

Karlsson. We would also like to thank Vinnova Vinvext,

for the funding the Smart Textile research program

through which many of our included projects have been

carried out.

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