Electronic textile research often centers on the concept of introducing electronics to apparel such as shirts jackets, gloves, and health vests. Another less researched concept incorporates electronics into large textile surfaces such as carpets and upholstery. In this paper we explore methods and challenges of building a large surface area electronic… (More)
— This paper describes a feasibility study for a self-contained, wearable full-body motion capture system based on time-of-flight measurements that provide absolute distances between points on the body. Our motivation for the system is to allow an e-textile garment to sense its own shape using only body-worn sensors, thereby enabling it to dynamically adapt… (More)
Levels of UV were manipulated in a native shortgrass steppe using open-sided structures with tops that either passed or blocked wavelengths shorter than ~370 nm. Precipitation was controlled to create a drought or a very wet year. Subplots were either nondefoliated or defoliated to simulate grazing by livestock, which is the primary land use. Plant… (More)
This paper considers the impact of fabric properties on the e-textile design process. Specifically, properties such as weave pattern, drape, and weight are evaluated as physical aspects of an e-textile system within an expanded design flow. Results from woven e-textile samples are reported and analyzed, with a more detailed analysis on sensors as fibers in… (More)
This paper describes an Android mobile app we developed to simplify the shopping experience of participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which provides low-income families vouchers to purchase life-stage appropriate, nutritious foods. Our app helps alleviate the tedious and error-prone use of paper… (More)
This paper provides a case study of the construction of an electronic textile jumpsuit with an on-fabric digital network of sensors, including details of the weave, garment construction, and network bandwidth.