Fabric Sensor Prototype
By Rachel Nakamura (rnakamur) and Joseph Paetz (rpaetz)
We wanted to create a soft, fabric sensor that one could interact with to create reminders for later if one doesn’t have paper, pens, notebooks, or ways to record reminders immediately available.
The idea of creating something more wearable and natural than a smartwatch is what first appealed to us. We did a lot of experimentation with various materials, various mesh spacing fabrics, arrangements of connectors, and in particular, our calibration algorithms.
We also played around with Light Blue Bean and got it to talk to a Macbook, but getting an Android phone to control it is another problem entirely.
For further, more detailed documentation of our working process for the past few weeks can be found here: