VitaBoot: Footwear with Dynamic Graphical Patterning

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VitaBoot is a footwear concept incorporating dynamic graph- ical patterns which indicate the wearer’s activity level. Whilst shoes are an important element in fashion wear and a lot of research has focused on shoes as input devices, compara- ble few concepts have explored the potential for their use as an output space. We created a boot design that incorpo- rates dynamic patterning through the use of electrochromic (EC) displays embedded in the surface material. The boot was designed and constructed from scratch, using a faux leather material, ensuring the overall aesthetic of the design, including the integration of the required control electronics and power source. The boot connects wirelessly to a chest- worn heart rate belt, and pattern changes indicate when the wearer’s heart rate is above a predefined threshold. VitaBoot demonstrates the potential for dynamic shoe patterning for aesthetic or functional means, and the suitability of flexible, low-power EC display technology in this domain.
TitelISWC 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Antal sider5
UdgivelsesstedNew York, NY, USA
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato9 sep. 2019
ISBN (Trykt)978-1-4503-6870-4
StatusUdgivet - 9 sep. 2019
Begivenhed23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers - London, Storbritannien
Varighed: 9 sep. 201913 sep. 2019


Konference23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers

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