Pinstripe

Pinstripe

Pinstripe: Eyes-free continuous input anywhere on interactive clothing

The key idea of Pinstripe is to build an user interface upon two affordances of textiles: grasping and deforming. Most clothes exhibit loose folds in different areas when worn, and Pinstripe makes use of this fact: It lets wearers provide input by pinching a part of their clothing between their thumb and another finger, creating a fold in the garment, and then rolling this fold between their fingers.
It is a textile user interface element for eyes-free, continuous value input on smart garments that uses pinching and rolling a piece of cloth between your fingers. Input granularity can be controlled by the amount of cloth pinched. Pinstripe input elements are invisible, and can be included across large areas of a garment. Pinstripe thus addresses several problems previously identified in the placement and operation of textile UI elements on smart clothing.

 

Team: Thorsten Karrer, Leonhard Lichtschlag, Moritz Wittenhagen

More information on the original Pinstripe project page

  • [PDF] [DOI] T. Karrer, M. Wittenhagen, L. Lichtschlag, F. Heller, and J. Borchers, “Pinstripe: Eyes-free Continuous Input on Interactive Clothing,” in CHI ’11: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver, Canada, 2011, pp. 1313-1322.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{karrer2011a,
    Address = {Vancouver, Canada},
    Author = {Thorsten Karrer and Moritz Wittenhagen and Leonhard Lichtschlag and Florian Heller and Jan Borchers},
    Booktitle = {CHI '11: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
    Date-Added = {2016-08-09 10:31:26 +0000},
    Date-Modified = {2017-01-31 10:31:15 +0000},
    Document_Type = {InProceedings},
    Doi = {10.1145/1978942.1979137},
    Isbn = {978-1-4503-0228-9},
    Keywords = {paper},
    Major = {1},
    Month = {May},
    Movie = {http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/videos/pinstripe/pinstripe.mov},
    Pages = {1313--1322},
    Pdf = {http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/materials/publications/karrer2011a.pdf},
    Project = {pinstripe},
    Publisher = {ACM Press},
    Timestamp = {20110502},
    Title = {Pinstripe: Eyes-free Continuous Input on Interactive Clothing},
    Year = {2011},
    Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979137}}
  • [PDF] [DOI] T. Karrer, M. Wittenhagen, F. Heller, and J. Borchers, “Pinstripe: Eyes-free Continuous Input Anywhere on Interactive Clothing,” in UIST ’10: Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, New York, NY, 2010, pp. 429-430.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{karrer2010b,
    Address = {New York, NY},
    Author = {Thorsten Karrer and Moritz Wittenhagen and Florian Heller and Jan Borchers},
    Booktitle = {UIST '10: Adjunct proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology},
    Date-Added = {2016-08-09 10:31:17 +0000},
    Date-Modified = {2017-01-31 10:31:25 +0000},
    Document_Type = {inproceedings},
    Doi = {10.1145/1866218.1866255},
    Isbn = {978-1-4503-0462-7},
    Keywords = {poster},
    Month = {October},
    Pages = {429--430},
    Pdf = {http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/materials/publications/karrer2010b.pdf},
    Project = {pinstripe},
    Timestamp = {20101003},
    Title = {Pinstripe: Eyes-free Continuous Input Anywhere on Interactive Clothing},
    Type = {inproceedings},
    Year = {2010},
    Bdsk-Url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1866218.1866255}}