I have a vested interest in soft electronics, particular mixing hardware with textiles. It’s nothing new but we are getting closer and closer to wearable clothes and that excites me. Take for example the Skôn which means nice in Dutch and Swedish. The rim of the hoodie has a knitted variable resistor and varies when you play with it. The changing resistance value changes the intensity of the light. There’s something ethereal about this. Even tho summer’s approaching, it makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.
Wearable Senses, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology
Credits to: Gordon Tiemstra (camera), Elien Vergeer (model) and Michel Peeters and Carl Meegens (teachers involved).
Designers: Paula Kassenaar and Paula Segura Meccia