The Internet of Textile Things

re:publica 2016


In this talk, I will talk about my research at RWTH Aachen University, the 'programming-by-infection' bootloader for organic Wearables, iron-on LEDs called WEAR-LEDs and why we want to create the Internet of Textile Things that connects Smart Fashion.


LEDs on dresses are pretty, but this is not very smart! Connect your Smart Fashion projects to your smart phones and make your clothes a part of The Internet of Textile Things. 

Some people are great at fashion design and they try to add electronics to their designs. They don't know how to write complex code or how to create interesting animations. For fashion shows and on stage, artists want to combine many costumes and synchronize them. But how can they react on something that was not planned? How to interact with the clothes?

The Internet of Textile Things solves many problems:

  • Upload new programs to your smart fashion
  • Remote control one or many costumes
  • Realtime interaction 
  • Reuse solutions
Stage L
Mittwoch, 4. Mai 2016 - 10:30 bis 11:00