As part of my honours year project I have been exploring capacitive materials as a way through which human intimacy and touch can be quantified, traced, and classified. My aesthetic considerations behind my capacitive fabric experiments are largely driven by the human body; I wanted to emulate skin, veins, and parts of the human body through textile design and construction.
Textile based explorations of human intimacy using capacitive textiles and Arduino.
Above: Capacitive weave with copper wire and conductive thread. I am using a Adafruit Adalogger to capture touch based input data from the fabric to be used to drive data visualisations and mechanical outputs.