From Smart Clothing to Smart Table Cloth: Design and Implementation of a Large Scale, Textile Pressure Matrix Sensor

  • Bo Zhou
  • Jingyuan Cheng
  • Mathias Sundholm
  • Paul Lukowicz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8350)


We describe the design and implementation of an unobtrusive, cheap, large scale, pressure sensor matrix that can be used for a variety of applications ranging from smart clothing, through smart furniture, to an intelligent table cloth or carpet. The specific functionality and with it most of the complexity lies in the electronics and the processing software. We propose a scalable, modular architecture for such electronics, describe a prototype implementation, and present the results of its application to three different scenarios.


large scale data acquisition system pressure sensor matrix wearable and ubiquitous computing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Zhou
    • 1
  • Jingyuan Cheng
    • 1
  • Mathias Sundholm
    • 1
  • Paul Lukowicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Embedded Intelligence, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)Germany

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