Smart Garment Management. Aaron Toney Dr Bruce H. Thomas Wynand Marais Wearable Computing Laboratory University of South Australia. What is a Smart Garment?. Wearable technology can be generally classified as either carried, deployable , body-mounted, or garment integrated .
Smart Garment Management
Dr Bruce H. Thomas
Wearable Computing Laboratory
University of South Australia
As the number of contextual applications exchanging data increases, the user becomes exponentially less likely to facilitate any user required action.
To be successful any non trivial (24x7x the rest of your life) applications require that user action driving the system should be an extension of the users normal activity.
Adding Intelligence to Clothes Hangers
(Where our work started)
Iso-Ketola et. al
Matthews et. all
3. Hangers must be able to be slid along the closet bar enabling searching, sorting, and compacting of the wardrobe.
4. Hangers must be able to be removed and replaced in any order.
5. Garments must be able to be hung on the hanger facing in either direction. (Rotational Symmetry)
6. Hanging garments must not require extensive or precise user participation.
Garment Conductive Pads
(Examples down in the demo space)
Ex: eSuit, Shoulder Pads
(Where our work is going)
Narnia: A Smart Garment Research Platform.
( Narnia )
The community needs user interface research platform for smart wardrobes!
(For those interested in the WCL will be making schematics and instructions available for building your own HBar systems)