Credits: PlugandWear – Riccardo Marchesi and Troy Nachtigall
Materials: Polyester, Stainless Steel
Techniques: Scomar 2 Meter Flatbed Knitting Machine, Overlock Machine
We wanted to create a digital sensor that was as simple and possible to create in an industrial process. This knitted textile sensor is a sandwich idea where two conductive layers are separated by a raschel knit (Holes) insulative layer. Presure conects both sides. We discovered an analog interface later in the experimentation process using a diagonal instead of a horizontal hookup. We have made versions of the sensor up to 50cmx50cm square and 4cmx100cm rectangular.