Vibe-ing is a self-care tool in the form of a garment, which invites the body to feel, move, and heal through vibration therapy. The merino wool garment contains knitted pockets, embeded with electronic circuit boards that enable the garment to sense touch and vibrate specific pressure points on the body. With this design we aim to inform a multi-disciplinary audience about the opportunities of integrating textile and vibration for self-healthcare services at home or even in everyday activities. To treat osteoporosis effectively this design project was implemented in collaboration with multidisciplinary experts, such as textile designers, design researchers, and an electronics engineer. By integrating vibration actuators in textile pockets the design enables us to program the exact areas and the way of stimulation on the body depending on the specific person’s need for rehabilitation and healing. Using fully-fashioned manufacturing technique becomes possible to customize the garment to the preferences of an individual body.
Vibe-ing is a collaboration project between TU/e, TextielMuseum TextielLab Tilburg, and Metaronics. As part of Smart Textile Services (CRISP) project Eunjeong Jeon, Kristi Kuusk, Martijn ten Bhömer and Jesse Asjes have developed an improved version from Tender.
The eCrafts Collective gave on September 20th 2013 a DIY Masterclass at SUPERMARKT in Berlin. The workshop was called Sonic Exploration Into Electronic Textiles and the participants made crocheted sensors which could be used for altering sound.
TacitLanguage was based upon was an accessory for the hearing impaired to aid in their ability to sign in dark or low light situations.
For the device to be effective 24 LED's were placed in the design. Each finger has 2 small LED's attached while 4 are located around the wrist. The lights are bright enough to highlight the users face and other hand when positioned near. The device will light up when the users moves his/her hand via the use of an accelerometer.