Fabriccio: Touchless Gestural Input on Interactive Fabrics

The Auracle team published a new paper at CHI’20, about interactive fabrics.  Such interaction modes may be useful in future head-worn devices, including Auracle.

Te-Yen Wu, Shutong Qi, Junchi Chen, MuJie Shang, Jun Gong, Teddy Seyed, and Xing-Dong Yang. Fabriccio: Touchless Gestural Input on Interactive Fabrics. In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), April 2020. Association for Computing Machinery. DOI: 10.1145/3313831.3376681

Tessutivo: Contextual Interactions on Interactive Fabrics with Inductive Sensing

The Auracle team recently presented its latest work at UIST.

The Auracle team recently presented its latest work at UIST, the ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology.75224807_10158861719604027_4236863062864297984_n.jpg

Abstract: We present Tessutivo, a contact-based inductive sensing technique for contextual interactions on interactive fabrics. Our technique recognizes conductive objects (mainly metallic) that are commonly found in households and workplaces, such as keys, coins, and electronic devices. We built a prototype containing six by six spiral-shaped coils made of conductive thread, sewn onto a four-layer fabric structure. We carefully designed the coil shape parameters to maximize the sensitivity based on a new inductance approximation formula. Through a ten-participant study, we evaluated the performance of our proposed sensing technique across 27 common objects. We yielded 93.9% real-time accuracy for object recognition. We conclude by presenting several applications to demonstrate the unique interactions enabled by our technique.

DOI: 10.1145/3332165.3347897