Design and evaluation of textile-based signal transmission lines and keypads for smart wear

Jayoung Cho, Jihye Moon, Moonsoo Sung, Keesam Jeong, Gilsoo Cho

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Abstract

The present paper was intended to prove the applications of surface-conductive fabrics as electronic textiles. First, we tested the electrical durability of a Cu/Ni electro-less plated fabric reinforced by PU(polyurethane) sealing. Using the fabric, we constructed textile-based signal transmission lines and textile-based keypads. For performance tests, we compared the output signals between the textile transmission lines and Cu cables and evaluated textile-based keypads by means of operation force and subjective operation feeling. PU sealing was effective to yield electrical durability for surface-conductive fabrics, thus the repeatedly-laundered fabric showed almost identical output signal with that of Cu, successfully operating an MP3 player. Subjective evaluation and operation force measurement identified that the rubber dome switch keypad was preferred due to a low operation force and less pressure on the skin when the keypad-mounted clothing is worn. The paper suggested specific applications and evaluation methods of electronic textiles as essential components for smart wear.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationInteraction Platforms and Techniques - 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Proceedings
Pages1078-1085
Number of pages8
Volume4551 LNCS
EditionPART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec 1
Event12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2007 Jul 222007 Jul 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume4551 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period07/7/2207/7/27

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Cho, J., Moon, J., Sung, M., Jeong, K., & Cho, G. (2007). Design and evaluation of textile-based signal transmission lines and keypads for smart wear. In Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Platforms and Techniques - 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., Vol. 4551 LNCS, pp. 1078-1085). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4551 LNCS, No. PART 2).