A Simple Voltage Divider Circuit

This tutorial details how to make a simple voltage divider circuit that can be used to measure input from physical variable resistance sensors such as flex sensors and pressure sensors. ...more

textile thermocouple concept

Tincuta, in collaboration with the Advanced Textile Research group at NTU, developed a concept for a textile temperature sensor based on thermocouple principles. This was linked to a larger idea, to develop sensors that signal their presence through their graphical design. ...more

prototypes

As part of the project, the textile designers and computer science researchers developed a number of prototypes to demonstrate different modes of input and output with participants (analogue/digital; co-located, wi-fi enabled; gesture, touch, presence; light, movement). ...more

design and mental health literature review

In June, Rachel and Sarah presented at the Nottingham Trent University College research conference on the initial findings of our meta-literature review on design and mental health. ...more

E-textiles Swatch Exchange

Tincuta Heinzel, researcher in the frame of "An Internet of Soft Things" project, took part for a second time in the E-textiles Summer Camp Swatch Exchange launched by Hanna Perner-Wilson. The E-Textile Summercamp‘s Swatchbook Exchange is a platform for sharing physical work samples in the field of electronic textiles. The exchange wishes to emphasize the importance of physicality and quality workmanship in an increasingly digital world. ...more

“Vibrating Surface” prototype exhibited during eTextile Cuvée 2016

During 22 - 30 of July 2016 took place the 5th edition of E-textiles Summer Camp in Paillard France. The eTextile Summer Camp is a week-long event that brings together expert practitioners from the fields of eTextiles and Soft Circuitry. Gathering in the countryside of France, the camp offers participants space and opportunity to come together professionally and casually to exchange knowledge, share skills through hands-on workshops and engage in discourse around current topics. ...more

CHI2016

Last week, I attended CHI2016 #chi4good in San Jose, California with David Brown, Michael Hibbert and Andrew Crooks. The workshop was especially good on ‘Method Stories’, with lots of inspirational researchers working to involve participants, often with mental health issues, sensory impairments and/or cognitive disabilities. ...more

final Future Workshop today

We have run the first two Future Workshops with stakeholders from Mind in Bassetlaw, East Midlands, including volunteers, managers, the Clinical Commissioning Group mental health lead, service coordinators and of course service users, and today embark on the final workshop, a call to action. ...more

Phenomenology and fashion

Ania Sadkowska has worked with us on the service design phase of the project, creating networked handheld e-textile objects for participants to experience the potential of an internet of soft things, and devising the service design tool kit for applying this new experience to personal journeys. She leaves us now to complete her PhD, and opens her exhibition this week at the Bonington Gallery in Nottingham on Wednesday 16th  December at 4.30 pm. ...more

publications

The talks, exhibitions and publications by the Internet of Soft Things team have been blogged as we've gone along. Here we gather them together so you can find details more easily. ...more