A framework for collaborative etextiles design - An introduction to co-etex

Grace Ngai, Stephen C.F. Chan, Winnie W.Y. Lau, Joey C.Y. Cheung

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Abstract

Advances in textile-friendly electronics devices, smart materials, sophisticated interfaces, and intelligent software have combined to make intelligent garments increasingly practical. This paper introduces Co-eTex, a framework designed to support collaborative development of intelligent garments. It is based on a newly-invented construction platform for eTextiles and Wearable Computing, which was designed to be robust, reliable, easy to construct and to program. It also includes a hybrid graphical-textual programming tool designed for novice programmers to program intelligent behaviour for intelligent garments. We describe the use of Co-eTex in rapidly developing prototypes for a variety of designs of intelligent garments. Based on our experiences in using the CoeTex, we believe it is a possible direction leading to the development of mass customization or adaptive customization of intelligent garments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2009
Pages191-196
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2009
Event2009 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2009 - Santiago, Chile
Duration: 22 Apr 200924 Apr 2009

Conference

Conference2009 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, CSCWD 2009
CountryChile
CitySantiago
Period22/04/0924/04/09

Keywords

  • Collaborative work
  • Computer programming
  • ETextile
  • Intelligent garments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications

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