LIGHT TISSUE: Development of cellulose-based optical textile sensors

Sofía Guridi, Emmi Pouta, Ari Hokkanen, Aayush Jaiswal

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Abstract

The development of smart textiles with interactive capabilities has introduced new ways to embed functional fibers, electrically active materials, and electrical components within textiles. Nevertheless, this ubiquitous integration will bring challenges regarding materials resources and their disposal. To seek bio-based alternatives for the current unsustainable components, the present work explores the integration of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) optical waveguides into yarn structures to create textile-based optical sensors. The pictorial visually showcases the development process of initial proof of concept samples framed on the double-diamond methodology for design innovation. Following an interdisciplinary approach, the research was conducted by combining methods from practice-based design research and empirical material science. As a result, we present novel bio-based woven smart textiles demonstrating their touch optical sensing capabilities and discuss their potential for sustainable smart textile development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2023 - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9977-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2023 - Warsaw, Poland
Duration: 26 Feb 20231 Mar 2023

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2023
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityWarsaw
Period26/02/231/03/23

Funding

The work was part of the Academy of Finland Flagship Programme under Projects No. 318890 and 318891 (Competence Center for Materials Bioeconomy, FinnCERES) and the Academy of Finland Flagship Programme, Photonics Research and Innovation (PREIN), decision number 320168.

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