Smart textiles: Position and motion sensing for sport, entertainment and rehabilitation

Helmer, Richard J. N., Mestrovic, Michael A., Farrow, Damian, Lucas, Stuart and Spratford, Wayne (2008) Smart textiles: Position and motion sensing for sport, entertainment and rehabilitation. Advances in Science and Technology, 60 144-153. doi:10.4028/

Author Helmer, Richard J. N.
Mestrovic, Michael A.
Farrow, Damian
Lucas, Stuart
Spratford, Wayne
Title Smart textiles: Position and motion sensing for sport, entertainment and rehabilitation
Journal name Advances in Science and Technology
ISSN 1662-0356
ISBN 9783908158264
Publication date 2008-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4028/
Open Access Status
Volume 60
Start page 144
End page 153
Total pages 10
Place of publication Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Language eng
Subject 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Abstract Innovation in textiles and clothing has embodied various combinations of new and existing materials to meet conventional needs of comfort and fashion. Interactive and intelligent textiles are emerging as many new textile materials are being used to form sensors in garments to intimately interact with the human form. Interactive textiles typically contain sensors located within a garment to detect physiological functions that are wirelessly connected to digital infrastructure and application specific software. These devices can be realised in conventional garments and have scope for application in diverse fields including entertainment, education, sport, military and medicine. Position and Motion Sensing devices will be discussed for each application, in terms of the value proposition, performance requirements, regulations, and existing technology. A case study of an entertainment device that uses limb motion to achieve an imaginary instrument, the Wearable Instrument Shirt (WIS) will be discussed in this context. The WIS combines a wearable sensor interface with software to map gestures and audio data files to form an easy-to-use gesture driven instrument that allows real-time interactive musical performances without any need for significant instrument or computer skills.
Keyword Biomechanics
Opto-reflective system
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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