UCL Computer Science


TCC Seminar: Engaging people with material through low cost technology

24 May 2022, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

low cost technology

Professor Nadia Berthouze and Dr Youngjun Cho from UCL Computer Science and UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences are running this online seminar next Tuesday 24 May 2022.

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Textiles Circularity Centre

Seminar Six: Consumer Experience Research Strand

About this event

This seminar presents our work in progress to develop low cost ubiquitous technology to support a textile circular economy based on wellbeing.

In the first part we will discuss how we aim to harness interactive low cost ubiquitous tools to capture garment material properties and behaviour. We will present our initial work on building a new AI-powered material sensing technology based on video camera and thermal imaging. This is to help consumers make informed choices during purchasing as well as help consumers care about long-term material quality maintenance.

In the second part we will discuss our aim to create technology that engages consumers in embodied experiences of textiles to increase awareness of how they feel. We are investigating how multimodal movement sensing technology could be leveraged to engage people in exploring how textiles feel to touch and how they behave and feel when the textiles are worn. The long term aim is to engage people in an embodied dialogue with the clothes they have or want to purchase to ensure a more fulfilling and satisfying experience.

The sixth session in the TCC Seminar Series will be led by Professor Nadia Berthouze and Dr Youngjun Cho from University College London.