Oct. 7, 2002 to Oct. 10, 2002
An open issue for electronic textiles (e-textiles) used for wearable computing is the choice of materials. This paper describes the desirable characteristics of piezoelectric materials for wearable e-textiles, including shape sensing, sound detection, and sound emission. The paper then describes an initial prototype of a glove for user input that employs piezoelectrics to sense the movement of the hands to illustrate the design issues involved in using piezoelectrics.
J. Edmison, M. Jones, Z. Nakad, T. Martin, "Using Piezoelectric Materials for Wearable Electronic Textiles", ISWC, 2002, 2012 16th International Symposium on Wearable Computers, 2012 16th International Symposium on Wearable Computers 2002, pp. 0041, doi:10.1109/ISWC.2002.1167217