Wearable computers, e-Textiles and Smart Clothing Design – What’s next? 13.12.2012

Talk and discussion by Kimmo Pernu, Innovation Architect, Suunto.

Date: 13.12.2012
Venue: Aalto Media Factory Auditorium
Time: 13pm – 16:30 pm

Combining clothing with computational capabilities immediately triggers people’s imaginations. The possibilities seem immense but going a bit deeper one soon realises that the actual implications of combining the two medium go beyond just integrating electronic devices into wearable artefacts.
Being creative practitioners, we have experimented with the medium, learnt the basics, conceptualised and created novel artefacts, and engaged and shared with the community. But what comes next? How do we envision the world with soft technology- What is their relevance? What roles can they play? As designers of smart clothing how do we take wearable/soft technology design to the next level?

Program:

13.00 Welcome (by Ramyah Gowrishankar)
13.10 Wearables in ARTS 2012, short overview in general (by Pirjo Kääriäinen)
13.20 Overview of wearables in the research groups of the Department of Design (by Jussi Mikkonen)
13.45 Talk by Kimmo Pernu, Innovation Architect, Suunto
14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14:45 – 16:00 Demonstration of prototypes in apparel integrated sensors by Kimmo Pernu

This talk is organised by Textile Interaction Lab – An Aalto Media Factory funded project with collaboration from the Department of Design. www.textileintlab.wordpress.com