The ability to control one's personal microclimate allows for customized comfort, reduced energy expenditure, and better human performance. Here we present the design of a multi-zone user-controllable heated jacket. The garment uses a multi-layer textile approach to provide e-Textile heating and thermal insulation. Heating zones are controlled by the user through a sleeve-mounted multi-sensor e-Textile interface. A custom textile-integrated 3D printed strain-relief support protects the interface and provides a counter-force for manual interaction. The garment is designed for everyday wearability in a physical and aesthetic form intended to blend in with everyday clothing.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||ISWC 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Sep 21 2020|
|Event||25th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States|
Duration: Sep 21 2021 → Sep 26 2021
|Name||Proceedings - International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC|
|Conference||25th ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2021|
|Period||9/21/21 → 9/26/21|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the US National Science Foundation under grant #1646543
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