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Conference Papers Year : 2020

Sketching On-Body Interactions using Piezo-Resistive Kinesiology Tape

Paul Strohmeier
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Marion Koelle
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Cedric Honnet
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Bruno Fruchard
Jürgen Steimle
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Skin is personal and sensitive. As a result, design and placement of on-body physical interfaces need to be well thought out. One way of "getting the design right" is to quickly sketch a multitude of designs to be modified, adjusted and elaborated on. To date, on-body rapid prototyping methods do not afford these "quick-and-dirty" design processes. We propose using piezo-resistive kinesiology tape as a low-cost and versatile resource for sketching functional on-skin interfaces. Our method uses pretreated kinesiology tape, which is made piezo-resistive through polymerization, and serves as touch, pressure and stretch sensor. We illustrate ketching techniques with both pretreated and untreated tape for iterative design of on-skin interfaces. In addition, we contribute a set of sensor primitives that facilitate various input modalities for creating interactive sketches.
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hal-03515580 , version 1 (06-01-2022)



Paul Strohmeier, Narjes Pourjafarian, Marion Koelle, Cedric Honnet, Bruno Fruchard, et al.. Sketching On-Body Interactions using Piezo-Resistive Kinesiology Tape. 2020 Augmented Humans International Conference (AHs '20), Mar 2020, Kaiserslautern, Germany. pp.3384774, ⟨10.1145/3384657.3384774⟩. ⟨hal-03515580⟩
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