Smart Clothes Are New Interactive Devices
Clothes are more than wears. They are interactive wearable devices. Recently, smart clothes have gained interest among researchers and practitioners, and shown us the potential as comfortable mobile computers in a ubiquitous world. This paper presents the two cases where the digital garment that we developed have been tested and applied to: communication and video display, and healthcare. While recognizing that the garment is still insufficient for ordinary users, we hope that its problems will be gradually resolved with the technological development.
KeywordsDigital yarn interactive device smart clothes wearable computing
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