University of Twente Student Theses


Natural Interaction with Garment

Kortenbout, N. (2017) Natural Interaction with Garment.

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Abstract:Wearable technology is taking a more prominent role in our lifestyle. Technology in garment is not a common thing as of yet. This technology looks promising and has high expectations. The most common computer interaction is one with buttons and sliders, the motivation for this study is to change that. The goal of this study was to find novel possibilities for meaningful interaction with garment. This was done using exploration, ideation, and prototype evaluation. Several concepts were created and documented. A proof of concept prototype was developed and evaluated by 5 users. The prototype is a hoodie which catches 6 different gestures including shaking and nodding. This allows the user to control a music application, without use of buttons or sliders. The prototype scored an average system usability scale (SUS) score of 75.5. The concept developed in this thesis successfully moves away from the current computer interaction paradigm. Future work includes the addition of machine learning to improve recognition of gestures.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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