Plug-and-Play Wearables: A Repositionable E-Textile Garment System to Support Custom Fit for Lower-Limb Rehabilitation Applications

Heidi Woelfle, Olaitan Adeleke, Niharikha Subash, Alireza Golgouneh, Brad Holschuh, Lucy E. Dunne

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Abstract

Fit of an e-textile garment has become increasingly important as more advanced wearable technology applications demand precise placement of sensors and actuators. Human anthropometry is complex and varied, and for many applications, a single e-textile garment cannot accurately fit a variety of users. One such example is lower-limb rehabilitation applications, which rely on precise placement of sensors and actuators with respect to joints and muscles for each individual user. Here, we present the development of a multi-layer, stretchable, flexible e-textile system, which affords quick and easy repositioning of components on the garment surface. Beyond custom fitting, this infrastructure also affords dynamic functionality of the garment, by adding and replacing sensors and actuators to enable a wide variety of applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2023 Adjunct - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages304-309
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798400702006
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 8 2023
Event2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing, UbiComp/ISWC 2023 - Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Duration: Oct 8 2023 → …

Publication series

NameAdjunct Proceedings of the 2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing & the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing

Conference

Conference2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing, UbiComp/ISWC 2023
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityCancun, Quintana Roo
Period10/8/23 → …

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Keywords

  • E-textiles
  • lower-limb rehabilitation
  • wearable actuation
  • wearable sensing
  • wearable technology

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