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Toomey, Anne, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Intelligent Textiles: For Healthcare, Well-being and Sports Contexts at Intelligent Textiles: For Healthcare, Well-being and Sports Contexts, Kyoto Design Lab (Kyoto D-LAB), Kyoto Institute of Technology, 29 August - 2 September 2016.

Abstract or Description:

Textiles literally touch every aspect of our lives and offer the potential for new dialogues and new opportunities to experience ways of living through fabric. The area of intelligent textiles, in particular, presents a rich area for crossover scenarios that span healthcare (mainstream and specialist,disability and age-related), sports and extreme environments as well as those relating to specific aspects of each. Intelligent textiles can be defined as those with inherent material qualities, those that have been engineered for specific functional purposes or those with embedded technology, which may be used in combination with the first two categories.
This five-day workshop, led by Anne Toomey, explored the role that textiles can play in the mediation between the user, the issue and the context of use. Through material experimentation and scenario-building and with input from specialists in the relevant areas, participants will explore and prototype innovative potential new scenarios of use.

Contributors:
ContributionNameRCA ID
CollaboratorCassim, JuliaUNSPECIFIED
CollaboratorSukigara, SachikoUNSPECIFIED
CollaboratorKuwahara, NoriakiUNSPECIFIED
Official URL: http://www.d-lab.kit.ac.jp/events/2016/intelligent...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W230 Clothing/Fashion Design > W231 Textile Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
School or Centre: School of Material
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 17:19
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016 17:19
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2489

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