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Grabrics: a foldable two-dimensional textile input controller


Hamdan, Nur Al-huda; Heller, Florian; Wacharamanotham, Chatchavan; Thar, Jan; Borchers, Jan (2016). Grabrics: a foldable two-dimensional textile input controller. In: CHI '16 EA: Extended Abstracts of 2016 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, San Jose, California, USA, 7 May 2016 - 12 May 2016, 2497-2503.

Abstract

Textile interfaces can be ubiquitously integrated into the fabrics that already surround us. So far, however, existing interfaces transfer concepts, such as buttons and sliders,to the textile domain without leveraging the affordances and qualities of fabric. This paper presents Grabrics, a two-dimensional textile sensor that is manipulated by grabbing a fold and moving it between your fingers. Grabrics textile nature allows it to be integrated invisibly into everyday clothing or into textile objects, like a living room sofa. We describe the construction and the fold-based interaction technique of Grabrics sensor. A preliminary user study shows that Grabrics can be folded and manipulated from any arbitrary position, and it can detect 2D stroke gestures reliably.

Abstract

Textile interfaces can be ubiquitously integrated into the fabrics that already surround us. So far, however, existing interfaces transfer concepts, such as buttons and sliders,to the textile domain without leveraging the affordances and qualities of fabric. This paper presents Grabrics, a two-dimensional textile sensor that is manipulated by grabbing a fold and moving it between your fingers. Grabrics textile nature allows it to be integrated invisibly into everyday clothing or into textile objects, like a living room sofa. We describe the construction and the fold-based interaction technique of Grabrics sensor. A preliminary user study shows that Grabrics can be folded and manipulated from any arbitrary position, and it can detect 2D stroke gestures reliably.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:12 May 2016
Deposited On:02 Jun 2016 08:16
Last Modified:29 Mar 2017 07:05
Publisher:ACM
ISBN:978-1-4503-4082-3
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2892529
Related URLs:http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/zpac/people/chat.html (Author)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:13384

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