DecoLive Jacket with Battery-Free Dynamic Graphics

Caglar Genc, Veera Kantola, Jonna Häkkilä

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We present the design and prototype of the DecoLive Jacket, a dynamic clothing that allows its wearer to switch between opened and closed states of flower patterns as subtle indication of availability for social interactions. The Jacket embodies two electrochromic (EC) displays and NFC-based wireless energy harvesting components, enabling battery-free operation. The wearer controls the garment’s patterning by placing a smartphone in one of the two pockets of the jacket, activating either the open or closed flower visualization, and expressing a subtle message about their willingness to interact with others. Our implementation demonstrates the potential for battery-free EC displays on aesthetic wearables to enable dynamic control of the non-verbal messages communicated by clothing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
EditorsJessica Cauchard, Markus Lochtefeld
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-8870-2
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2020
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia : 19th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia - Essen, Germany
Duration: 22 Nov 202025 Nov 2020
Conference number: 19


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Abbreviated titleMUM '18
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  • wearable displays
  • electrochromic displays
  • aesthetic computing
  • social wearables
  • wearable computing
  • ambient displays
  • design

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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