Self-Adjusting wearables: Variable control through a shape-memory latching mechanism

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Abstract

Advances in self-Adjusting wearables have been made possible with the use of actuator "springs" fabricated from shape memory alloy (SMA) wire. These actuators are effective in compressing or closing a garment. However, once the actuator power source is disconnected the actuators can stretch out and displace from the actuated position from the existing counterforces. In this paper a variable control latching mechanism will be presented and discussed for use as a method of "locking" and fastening these actuators in place to prevent displacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages452-457
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344623
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 12 2016
Event2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Sep 12 2016Sep 16 2016

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2016 Adjunct - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period9/12/169/16/16

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
National Science Foundation under grant #IIS-1116719.

Keywords

  • Latching Mechanism
  • Shape Memory Alloy (SMA)
  • Variable Control
  • Wearables

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