Conference Paper
Sensing Touch Curtain: Soft Architecture

This paper won Best Paper of Conference Sigradi 2011.

The Sensing Touch prototype demonstrates one type of sensing that can be woven into soft building components. It is a computational textile that senses the nearness of a person or people and registers absolute touch on fabric through capacitive sensing. Capacitive sensing measures position and distance between the textile and a target object by sending forth electric signals. The methods of construction, method of electronic weaving will be discussed in the paper. The Sensing Touch project frames an expanded role for soft architecture enclosures.

Title
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsDavis F, Chiarella M, Tosello MElena
Conference Name[Proceedings of the 15th Iberoamerican Congress of Digital Graphics] Argentina - Santa Fe 16-18 November 2011
Date Published11/2011
PublisherSigradi 2011
ISBN Number978-987-657-679-6
Abstract

This paper won Best Paper of Conference Sigradi 2011.

The Sensing Touch prototype demonstrates one type of sensing that can be woven into soft building components. It is a computational textile that senses the nearness of a person or people and registers absolute touch on fabric through capacitive sensing. Capacitive sensing measures position and distance between the textile and a target object by sending forth electric signals. The methods of construction, method of electronic weaving will be discussed in the paper. The Sensing Touch project frames an expanded role for soft architecture enclosures.