In the project ClothTiles, we present a prototyping platform to fabricate actuators of clothing. ClothTiles leverage flexible 3D-printing and Shape-Memory Alloys (SMAs) alongside new parametric actuation designs. We explore the concept of fabric actuation using a base element and then systematically explore methods of aggregating, scaling, and orienting prospects for extended actuation in clothing.

PUBLICATIONS

ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys

Muthukumarana, S., Messerschmidt, M.A., Matthies, D.J.C., Steimle, J., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

ClothTiles

In the project ClothTiles, we present a prototyping platform to fabricate actuators of clothing. ClothTiles leverage flexible 3D-printing and Shape-Memory Alloys (SMAs) alongside new parametric actuation designs. We explore the concept of fabric actuation using a base element and then systematically explore methods of aggregating, scaling, and orienting prospects for extended actuation in clothing.

PUBLICATIONS

ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys

Muthukumarana, S., Messerschmidt, M.A., Matthies, D.J.C., Steimle, J., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

In the project ClothTiles, we present a prototyping platform to fabricate actuators of clothing. ClothTiles leverage flexible 3D-printing and Shape-Memory Alloys (SMAs) alongside new parametric actuation designs. We explore the concept of fabric actuation using a base element and then systematically explore methods of aggregating, scaling, and orienting prospects for extended actuation in clothing.

PUBLICATIONS

ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys

Muthukumarana, S., Messerschmidt, M.A., Matthies, D.J.C., Steimle, J., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.

ClothTiles

In the project ClothTiles, we present a prototyping platform to fabricate actuators of clothing. ClothTiles leverage flexible 3D-printing and Shape-Memory Alloys (SMAs) alongside new parametric actuation designs. We explore the concept of fabric actuation using a base element and then systematically explore methods of aggregating, scaling, and orienting prospects for extended actuation in clothing.

PUBLICATIONS

ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys

Muthukumarana, S., Messerschmidt, M.A., Matthies, D.J.C., Steimle, J., Scholl, P.M. and Nanayakkara, S., 2021. ClothTiles: A Prototyping Platform to Fabricate Customized Actuators on Clothing using 3D Printing and Shape-Memory Alloys. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21), May 8–13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan.