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THE INTERACTIVE GARMENT AND ITS ACCESSORIES: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF INTELLIGENT CLOTHING – HOMO TEXTILUS

Submission summary

HOMO TEXTUS
INTERACTIVE GARMENT AND ITS ACCESSORIES: PROSPECTION OF THE INTELLIGENT DRESSING OF THE BODY

In the electronic textile field, interactive garment is expected to be the next conquest of numerical progress. This will give us innovations that will modify our behavior. The garment that could transform itself, modify its properties (structure, shape, texture, color) but also its function (dressing, warming, protecting, serving as social identification and as splendor), sees it endowed with new ones (administer the medicine, communicate, alert). Size reduction of sensors (Neuronal, physiological, sound …) and of actuators of the garment as well as the possibility of renewable sources of energy (body movements, shoes) and of a local communication (e.g., Bluetooth) allow the command of the fabric, the garment and its accessories.

HOMO TEXTUS project objectives are

- The prospection and the thematic organization of all the ideas on the interactive garment of the future which answers commands of the body (brain driven -computer, physiological, physical), and their technical feasibility,

- The establishment of the social and individual principles of acceptability and usage of the interactive garment,

- The inventory of the technical bolts which are the most important to raise for innovations with strong impact,

- The realization of the state of the art on the existing: interactive fabrics, among which the flexible screens, the transformations of a garment and its accessories, the sensors, the actuators, the techniques of data processing and wireless communication to interact with the garment, and the means of sources of energy renewable,

- The follow-up of the technical day watch throughout the project, as regards a domain in fast evolution,

- The manufacturing of prototypes of clothes and accessories, in purposes of innovation, but also to validate the principles of acceptability and usage which will have been established,

- The constitution of a consortium of End Users (regions with a measure of autonomy, museums, center of innovation, creators, interior designers …)
Homo Textus offers the opportunity to study the characteristics of the innovation (process, acceptability, appropriation, effect " waou ") in a new technological domain which allies textile and electronic ( the textitronique) for objects with strong social and individual connotation, and to favor the acceptable innovation in the development of the digital garment.

The project groups together a laboratory in Human and Social Sciences located in the Museum of Science and Industry. It is a recognize specialist of the digital technology usage (LUTIN), the carrier of the project, a laboratory, specialist of the intelligent textile (GEMTEX, “GENIE et Materiaux TEXTILE”, of the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles”), a laboratory specialist of haptiques interfaces and brain-computer command (BUNCARU of the “Institut National de Recherche en Informatique”), an Artificial intelligence Laboratory specialist of the data processing (LIP6, Laboratory of the “Université Pierre et Marie Curie”), and the TOMORROWLAND company, the specialist of the innovation, in particular in the field of the garment of future. Finally, two End users interested in the fallout from the project are already associated to it: the Museum of Science and Industry ( universcience ) for exhibitions and the creator Hussein Chalayan for the realization of its collections of clothes.

Project coordinator

Monsieur Charles TIJUS (Cognitions Humaine et ARTificielle) – tijus@lutin-userlab.fr

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

Partner

TOMORROWLAND Tomorrowland
LIP6 Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6
RCP RCP Design Global
INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique Centre de recherche INRIA Rennes - Bretagne Atlantique
CHART-Lutin Cognitions Humaine et ARTificielle
GEMTEX GEnie et Matériaux TEXtiles

Help of the ANR 600,000 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: January 2012 - 36 Months

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