Computational Textiles and The Democratization of Ubiquitous Computing
April 25, 2008 lecture by Leah Buechley for the Stanford University Human Computer Interaction Seminar (CS547).
Computational textile researchers weave, solder and sew electronics into cloth to build soft, flexible and wearable computers. Computational textiles or “e-textiles” is a young discipline, and developments in the field have so far been relegated almost exclusively to research labs in industry and academia. Lisa Buechley presents advancements that make the designing and building of e-textiles accessible to new audiences, describing developments in engineering, design and applications that are helping to democratize creative ubiquitous computing