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Interactive Costumes – E-textiles made for the Stage

Theatre is one of the oldest entertainment formats of humankind, and from the beginning costumes have been included elements in theatre performances. Nowadays the evolving potential of e-textiles and wearable computing is a growing topic in HCI and related areas. Computational clothing can already be found in several application fields like health care, the gaming industry, or performance arts. Nevertheless, the amount of projects that make use of interactive costumes at theater stages are still rarely.
In summer term 2014, the HCI group is offering a student project that explores how interactive costumes for the stage could look and function like. You are invited to follow our development on this blog.