Meet our new PhD-student, Ana

Ana Ines Rodrigues is the newest PhD-student to join the ArcInTexETN programme. Ana is usually placed at Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels (Edinburgh) but is currently doing her secondment at The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås. It is WP4, and more specifically textile structures for adaptive and responsive clothing, that will be Ana’s focus in her…

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Solemaker

Solemaker brings ultra personalised footwear to everyone with Solemaker.io. Based upon the same system that was used to make the shoes for the Minister, users scan their feet, adjust the sole to how they walk, then create their own personalized shoe. “Solemaker is a step towards a future where our data is used to make things for us.” says Troy. It took a team of twelve designers, engineers, programers, professors, gurus, makers and podiatrists to create solemaker.io.

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Sensing the Body

Troy Nachtigall and Admar Schoonen gave a workshop in the Wearable Senses Lab.  The workshop focused on Presence and Pressure sensing using textiles and Arduinos.  The sensor performs resistive sensing and capacitive touch sensing simultaneously on the same circuit. The code from the sensor and the presentation in the pictures is available here: https://github.com/admarschoonen/resistive_cap_touch The presentation…

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