Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Plex: Finger-Worn Textile Sensor for Mobile Interaction during Activities
In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (Ubicomp'14 Adjunct), Seattle, USA, 2014.

Abstract: We present Plex, a finger-worn textile sensor for eyes-free mobile interaction during daily activities. Although existing products like a data glove possess multiple sensing capabilities, they are not designed for environments where body and finger motion are dynamic. Usually an interaction with fingers couples bending and pressing. In Plex, we separate bending and pressing by placing each sensing element in discrete faces of a finger. Our proposed simple and low-cost fabrication process using conductive elastomers and threads transforms an elastic fabric into a finger-worn interaction tool. Plex preserves an inter-finger natural tactile feedback and proprioception. We also explore the interaction design and implement applications allowing users to interact with existing mobile and wearable devices using Plex.


Sang Ho Yoon
About Sang Ho Yoon

Sang Ho graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with B.S degree in 2008 with major in mechanical engineering and minor in robotics. In the same year, he graduated from the same school with M.S degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, he worked at LG display & LG Electronics. There, he worked as a research engineer to carry out several projects like ‘Transparent & Public Display’ and ‘Assistive & Rehabilitation Robot’.¬†Currently, he is a second-year Ph.D student under Prof.Ramani as a research assistant. Current study focuses on tangible & wearable interface application and sensor development for natural human computer interaction.

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