Integration of Flexible Keypad Into Clothing

Inese Parkova, Aleksandrs Vališevskis, Andrejs Kašurins, Ausma Viļumsone

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to consider data input methods and technologies related to information input into electronic systems that would be suitable for smart garments. An overview of recent developments in the area of flexible switches is provided, describing processes used to fabricate these connections and highlighting issues and problems associated with it. Available soft button / keypad products are considered and keypad construction methods are analyzed. This study resulted in the creation of a flexible textile keypad prototype with row-and-column addressable structure and with breaking point technology underneath button design.

Keywords


flexible keypad; smart garment; electro-textile interface

Full Text:

PDF

References


Gilsoo Cho. Smart Clothing. Technology and applications. Taylor and Francis Group and CRC Press LLC, 2010, pp 90 91-92 97 95 95

H.R.Mattila. Intelligent textiles and clothing. Woodhead Publishing Limited and CRC Press LLC, Cambridge, England, 2006, pp 239, 242 240 241

T. Olsson, D. Gaetano, J. Odhner, S. Wiklund. Open Softwear - fashionable prototyping and wearable computing using the Arduino, 2008, pp 41

Computer accessories / Internet - http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/what-is-a-capacitive-keyboard

The EMF Safety Superstore / Internet - http://www.lessemf.com/kits.html

Conductive Velcro / Internet - http://www.kobakant.at/DIY/?p=362

S. Pakhchyan. Fashioning Technolgy. Published by Make:Books. Italy, 2008, pp 64

X. Tao. Wearable Electronics and Photonics. Woodhead Publishing Limited and CRC Press LLC, Cambridge, England, 2005, pp 3

QTC material / Internet - http://www.peratech.com/qtcmaterial.php

Soft Switching for Electronic Textiles / Internet - http://www.textileweb.com/article.mvc/Soft-Switching-for-Electronic-Textiles-0001

QTC technology / Internet - http://www.peratech.com/qtctechnology.php

Eleksen / Intenet - http://www.eleksen.com/?page=aboutus/index.php

ElekTex technology / Internet - http://www.eleksen.com/?page=technology/elektex.php

Lite Keypad (KP2-4G) / Internet - http://fibretronic.com/connectedwear/KP24G

Fibretronic Ltd / Internet - http://fibretronic.com/

E.R.Post, M.Orth, P.R.Russo, N.Gershenfeld. E-broidery: design and fabrication of textile-based computing. IBM Systems Journal, 39 (3&4), 2000, pp 840-860.

C.A. Winterhalter, J. Teverovsky, W. Horowitz, V. Sharma, K. Lee. Wearable Electro-Textiles For Battlefield Awareness. ADM001736, Proceedings for the Army Science Conference (24th), Orlando, Florida, 2005.

J. Cho, J.Moon, M.Sung, K.Jeong, G.Cho. Design and evaluation of textile based signal transmission lines and keypads for smart wear. Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Platforms and Techniques. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2007, Volume 4551/2007

Communication Apparel and Optical Fibre Fabric Display / Internet - http://people.brunel.ac.uk/ dap/ smart3.html




DOI: https://doi.org/10.17770/etr2011vol2.996

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


SCImago Journal & Country Rank