AmbiKraf – An embedded non-emissive and fast changing wearable display
AmbiKraf is a novel non-emissive analog fabric display that has rapid color changing capability based on embedded semiconductor peltier junctions that are completely integrated into the soft fabric, enabling novel animations and interactive scenarios in the normal clothes that we wear.
AmbiKraf is a novel non‐emissive animated fabric technology that is fast, color changing, and robust. Here we combinethermochromic ink with semiconductor heating/cooling technologies, embedded in soft fabrics. By developing a technologythat makes the fabric itself change the color we present it as a ubiquitous display technology. We present our resultsthrough a various range of animated fabric prototypes. Through the use of AmbiKraf’s non emissive, subtle and calm colorchanging properties, we discuss its vision to develop a platform that allows the merging of complex technology into the richtraditions of textile arts and crafts to bring in a new meaning to such traditions.
AmbiKraf combing with Japanese Byobu art to present an interactive Byobu screen
Table Runner Demo (Left: Bird animation actuated, Right: Table runner when switched off)
Birds on a wall hanging art appearing and dissapearing
Concept video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKCnCnpKMTo
Interactive Byobu : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZxG_aOYojU
Table runner : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj9cSWAjBQs
Color changing bird : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsKrwgtpBp8
Wearable prototype : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNEmEExva4o
SIGGRAPH, Emerging Technologies, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Aug 3-7 2009
Digital Content Expo Exhibition, ConTEX, Tokyo, Japan, October 20-25, 2009.
ICA (International Communication Association) Conference, Open Space Exhibitions, Singapore, June 22-25, 2010