Scarfy: Augmenting Human Fashion Behaviour with Self-Actuated Clothes

Luisa von Radziewsky; Antonio Krüger; Markus Löchtefeld

In: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI-15), 9th, January 15-19, Palo Alto, CA, USA, ACM, 1/2015.


Our clothes are objects we interact with constantly. They represent our attitude and the circumstances we live in. In the following we will present an example of how this information can be used. Scarfy is a system based on a scarf which augments the natural interaction between a person and her clothes. Scarfy is able to detect the way it is tied and it can deliver information by shape-change and vibration. In this paper we explore the technical and fabrication approaches of technologically extended clothes and their input and output generation and discuss future applications.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence