The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for an interactive clothing that offers a self-directed learning environment in which learners can practice exercises in a time and cost-efficient manner.
To verify the validity of the framework, an interactive shirt has been developed that can help its wearer practicing certain motor skills in a self-directed manner. This shirt enables the wearer to set reference body postures and to compare current posture with them and can notify whether its wearer repeats them correctly or not through vibrotactile feedback.
The interactive shirt prototype developed in this study will offer an environment in which learners can practice exercises in a time and cost-efficient manner.
The smart garment framework developed in this study consists of sensor-actuator module, switch device and control software. As this framework is easily scalable, it is expected that it can be used for various smart garment projects where an interaction between the garment and its wearer is needed.
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MSIP) (NRF-2016R1A5A1938472) and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grand funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2017-Global PhD Fellowship Program).
Kim, E. and Kim, S. (2020), "Development of an interactive shirt for self-directed motor learning", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-02-2019-0021Download as .RIS
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