Formiddag (10.30-11.10)

Wearables & interaktionsdesign

Why Poetry Matters (EN)

Oplægsholder: Rikke Koch, Senior Concept Developer/Wearables, Alexandra Instituttet

In recent years, the wearables field has grown in size and hype. But before we become too immersed in the world of wristbands, earplugs and smart watches measuring our physical status and communicating them in hard numbers, we should consider which types of communication we like and listen to. Rikke Koch will talk about modes of communication in wearables and the necessity for poetic communication when the technology is attached to our bodies day and night.

Case: Google Glass som interaktionsplatform for Falckreddere (EN)

Oplægsholder: Mathias Nick Andersen, Digital Business Developer, Falck Danmark A/S

When Emergency Services arrives at an accident, they often need to act quickly and they also often need both hands doing their job. But they also need information. How can this be solved? Well the answer is easy, with Google Glass. However it is of course not that simple. Taking the point of departure in thorough field studies of emergency workers, Mathias will explain why they arrived at concepts using Google Glass for medicine scanning CPR assistance, video conferencing and requiring guidelines for treating children. The development project Mathias is referring to is a joint effort between Falck Danmark A/S, The University of Copenhagen and Region H.

Designing wearable technology for water sports (EN)

Oplægsholder: Nina Mørch Pedersen, Research Assistant, IXD Lab, IT-Universitetet

Outdoor water sport offers an interesting and complex context, where there are several requirements for technology. Today it is possible to buy multiple devices that support the activity, e.g. diving watches, but little has been seen on technology implemented in the existing water sport gear. Nina Mørch Pedersen will talk about her explorations of how wearable technology can be introduced in a water sport context in order to design a product that supports meaningful interaction in the context.



Eftermiddag (13.00-13.40)

Wearables & hardware

Designing outside the lines: using electronics as a design material in wearables (EN)

Oplægsholder: Vanessa Carpenter, Specialist, Interaction & Electronic Sketching

We use electronics as a design material, just as some use wood, cotton, glass or other materials. We explore the properties of electronics
and what they can mean in people’s lives. Similarly, we merge electronics with traditional design materials to explore new possibilities. In this talk, we investigate how wearables are currently designed and challenge the existing tech, asking questions about what the future will be, and predicting how using electronics as a design material can change the way we interface with our world.

10 years with smart textiles (EN)

Oplægsholder: Christian Dalsgaard, CTO, Ohmatex

Christian Dalsgaard, Founder and CTO at Ohmatex, has been developing smart textile techniques and technologies for 10 years. In 2013/2014 Smart textiles clearly took its place alongside the bigger wearable tech explosion of ideas and prototypes. With clear representation at this year’s CES, smart textiles are now considered a main stream element of the consumer electronics wearable tech industry, referred to as “textile integrated wearables”. 

As Ohmatex knows well smart textiles come with their own particular set of challenges and issues, around mass production, washability, cost and consumer adoption. Christian will explore processes and techniques for the creation of functional, robust, textile integrated wearables.  He will focus on micro-electronic integration, sensor platform development and  sensor encapsulation, and will present solutions to the challenges of cabling, connectivity and washability. He will cover current applications that Ohmatex is working on, including developments for the European Space Agency and the  potential for power integration in textiles.

Unobtrusive highly integrated stretch sensors (EN)

Oplægsholder: Rahimullah Sarban, PhD, Director, LEAP technology

To date, technologies used for human motion capture have been expensive, immovable, and clunky. The increasing interest in the development and implementation of smart textiles has meant motion capture systems have not been able to keep up with developments.
To respond to this, LEAP technology now produce light weight, soft and stretchable sensors for motion capture, making them inherently compatible with the human-textile interface. They are washable, simple to integrate into textiles and provide accurate and reliable readings.


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