Simulation of Garment-Embedded Contact Sensor Performance under Motion Dynamics

Publication Type Conference Paper
Authors Annalisa Baronetto, Lena Uhlenberg, Dominik Wassermann, Oliver Amft
Title Simulation of Garment-Embedded Contact Sensor Performance under Motion Dynamics
Abstract We propose a simulation method to evaluate the performance of
garment-embedded contact sensors while performing common Activities
of Daily Living (ADL). Our method comprises four steps:
dynamic 3D human body model generation, automated smart garment
design, ADL simulation, dynamic sensor fitting and sensor
displacement evaluation.We generated 100 3D human body models
with varying body shapes and virtually dressed them with three
differently fitted smart T-Shirts. We then analysed the sensor-body
distance and sensor displacement while performing common ADLs.
An Electrocardiogram (ECG) smart shirt was considered as an example
application. Results show a decrease in sensor distance while
BMI increases for both sexes. Compared to females, males show
higher sensor displacement and displacement variance, whereas
women show higher distance variance compared to men for all
ADLs, especially in the region below the breast. Our method can
be used to evaluate contact sensor performance for different body
shapes, ADLs, and garment designs.
Date 21-26 September 2021
Proceedings Title ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Conference Name ISWC ’21
Place Virtual Conference
DOI 10.1145/3460421.3480423
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