Kukkia and Vilkas: Kinetic Electronic Garments

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Kukkia and Vilkas: Kinetic Electronic Garments
This paper describes our first experiments in developing kinetic electronic garments, within the context of fashion and personal expression. We have integrated the shape memory alloy Nitinol in textile substrates to create Kukkia and Vilkas, two animated dresses that move or change shape over time, using resistive heating and control electronics. We describe fabrication details, including Nitinol shape setting and felting of the textile substrate. We suggest various models for programming the behavior of such an artifact, including animated, reactive, and interactive models.
Joanna Berzowska, Marcelo Coelho
Added 25 Jun 2010
Updated 25 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ISWC
Authors Joanna Berzowska, Marcelo Coelho
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