SimpleSkin: Towards Multipurpose Smart Garments

Publication/Creation Date
September 9 2015
Stefan Schneegass (creator)
Mariam Hassib (creator)
Bo Zhou (creator)
Jingyuan Cheng (creator)
Fernando Seoane (creator)
Oliver Amft (creator)
Paul Lukowicz (creator)
Albrecht Schmidt (creator)
University Of Stuttgart (contributor)
German Research Centre For Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) (contributor)
University Of Boras (contributor)
University Of Passau (contributor)
ACTLab (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Smart textiles have been researched in the lab over the last 20 years. However, the gap between research and available mass-market products is huge. We identify challenges that are the core reasons for this gap. To tackle these challenges, we present our work towards a multipurpose smart textile with different sensing modalities. It separates the concern of developing textiles, electronics, infrastructure, and applications. Furthermore, it uses a similar application model as current smart-phones allowing developers to create applications for the smart textiles. We believe that this approach is capable of moving smart textiles from niche to mainstream.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Entire Body

Date archived
November 8 2015
Last edited
November 15 2018
How to cite this entry
Stefan Schneegass, Mariam Hassib, Bo Zhou, Jingyuan Cheng, Fernando Seoane, Oliver Amft, Paul Lukowicz, Albrecht Schmidt. (September 9 2015). "SimpleSkin: Towards Multipurpose Smart Garments". 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication (UbiComp/ISWC 2015 Adjunct). International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing Adjunct Publication. Fabric of Digital Life.