Industrial knitting machines were utilized layer textile sensors and much more into a keyboard pattern, VIA MIT Media Lab
In this work, we have developed a textile-based interactive surface fabricated through machine knitting technology. Our prototype explores intarsia, pocket patterning, and a collection of yarns to create a piano-pattern textile for expressive and virtuosic sonic interaction. We combined functional (conductive, thermochromic, and composite) yarns with non-functional (spandex and high-flex polyester) yarns to develop “KnittedKeyboard”, both with its physical properties and responsive sensing and display capabilities.
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