Credits: Emilie Giles
Year of Invention: 2014
Description: Haptic Crochet is a crocheted sensor swatch made using conductive yarn and hempcotton yarn designed for touch based feedback.
Crocheted objects have an interesting texture on which to rub our fingers over, evoking different thoughts and feelings in the user. Haptic Crochet invites users to explore it’s surface either as a purely craft based object or a one which can be integrated in a circuit as a touch based sensor.
Inspirations/References: “This swatch is connected to an Open University research project, exploring eTextiles and touch-based interaction with regards to
Materials: Polyester and stainless steel conductive yarn & hempcotton yarn.
Tools/Techniques: 4mm crochet hook