0

July 29, 2015 AT 8:00 am

Corset Breathing Sensor #WearableWednesday

16637402496_e2ff6ca738

Hannah Perner-Wilson writes:

This corset sensor was made for a performance of the Helix by Michela Pelusio.

It uses eeonyx stretch fabric as stretch sensor to detect the movement of one’s stomach when breathing in. On this corset, there are 3 strips to take different part of the stomach. This is due to the fit of the corset, it changes which part of the corset stretches the most when breathing.
I have tried with one long stretch fabric on the entire front stretch part, but as you get a lot of parallel resistance, it does not detect good. It was the best when I cut the eeonyx fabric into small pieces and apply as few separate sensors.

Then the sensor was read with arduino lilypad and sent to Helix controller Arduino via xbee.

The main part of the corset is made with fake leather I found at Modulor. To prevent the corset pieces to tear a part (which was the case for the first prototype), I used extra fabric between the seam to enforce the sewing connection.

16477222779_394b67c763

16477211639_05b4a7cd21


Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!


Check out all the Circuit Playground Episodes! Our new kid’s show and subscribe!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground”Adafruit’s Apps!


Maker Business — Undercover in an iPhone Factory (video)

Wearables — Go with silicone

Electronics — Shift away from basic arithmetic

Biohacking — Bunnies Book “The Hardware Hacker” Applies to Biohackers

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.