– interactive fashion, origami, textiles, pneumatics, soft mechanisms
In collaboration with Pip Mothersill & Laura Perovich
Each morning we select an outfit meant to suit our mood and our plans. What if our clothes could seamlessly morph with us as our attitudes and activities change throughout the day? Awakened Apparel is one of the first shape-changing fashions to employ pneumatically actuated origami. This prototype draws from diverse disciplines including soft robotics and fashion to present a design vision that advances the growing field of dynamic interactive garments. We hope our prototypes and design vision can serve as a launching point for future work in this multidisciplinary area of embedded textile actuators for expressive and functional shape-changing garments.
This work is published in the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI) 2014.