If you missed SIGGRAPH 2017 watch a selection of recorded Live Streaming Sessions.

Explorations in E-Textiles and Circuit-Constructing Methods



Sunday, 30 July, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles Convention Center - Theatre 411

Whoa Board: Interactive Lighting for Wearables and Beyond

Light-emitting coatings have both a storied past and a bright future. This circuit board turns electro-luminescent materials into capacitive touch sensors through a trick of control. The technology can be used to make environments responsive without a screen or a headset.

Josh Vekhter
University of Texas at Austin, Foolish Products, LLC

Josh Gordonson

Zanzie Addington-White

Yanina Vekhter
Foolish Products, LLC

Interactive Systems Based on Electrical Muscle Stimulation

This research in human-computer integration demonstrates devices that share the user’s muscles for input and output by using medically safe electrical-muscle stimulation. The devices transform human arms in interactive plotters, teach new physical skills, and provide physical sensations in virtual reality.

Pedro Lopes
Patrick Baudisch
Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH

Textile++: Low-Cost Textile Interface Using Resistive Touch Sensing

In this extension of fabric composed of fiber materials, it is possible to detect the XY coordinate and the pressure of the substance touched by the cloth. The system is flexible and lightweight, and compared to existing methods, the structure is simple, so it can be manufactured at very low cost.

Keisuke Ono
Tetsuaki Baba
Shinichiro Iwamura
Akira Ogie
Tokyo Metropolitan University

Paul Haimes
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

ActMold: Rapid Prototyping of Electronic Circuits on 2.5D Objects with Interactive Vacuum Forming

With ActMold, users print circuits using conductive ink, create objects with vacuum forming, and apply heat to re-create molded objects such as an illuminating badge and a speaking mask.

Junichi Yamaoka
Yasuaki Kakehi
Keio University

Yoshihiro Kawahara
The University of Tokyo