Wearable Technology // Bodily Interaction // Intelligent Textiles
SELF-CONTAIN was an investigation on how textile based wearable control-units could be used in a performative setting. The project was based on a series of interactive costume parts that can be put together and communicate with each other and with visual and auditive elements in the surroundings. With SELF-CONTAIN we wanted to replace the hard and metallic of traditional robotic structures as prosthesis and exoskeletons with textile-based and soft technology.
The project was developed for CPH:DOX 2014 in a collaboration between Diffus Design, costume designer Arianna Pioppi, interactive performer Jens Ulrik Jørgensen and interaction designers Jette Forstholm, Louise Jensen and Morten Winther.
The circuits are made of conductive thread connected to the Lilypad
The costume reacts to the way you move and gives an auditive feedback
There are knitted stretch sensors on the back of the costume and textile bend sensors on the shoulders