Idle Stripes Shirt: Ambient Wearable Display for Activity Tracking

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We present the design and prototype of the Idle Stripes shirt, which is an aesthetic, clothing-integrated display, reflecting the wearer’s physical activity in an ambient manner. The design is targeted to be smart business-wear for an office worker, which creates awareness of immobility periods during typical sitting-intensive office work. Long periods of such sitting are known to be health risks. The Idle Stripes shirt promotes healthy working, encouraging the wearer to break up their office desk work with walking breaks. The design prototype is constructed of a fabric with integrated optical fibers, which are illuminated based on the sitting time detected by an app running on the wearer’s mobile phone.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISWC'18
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5967-2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2018
MoEC publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventACM International Symposium of Wearable Computers - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 8 Oct 201812 Oct 2018
Conference number: 22

Publication series

SeriesISWC '18


ConferenceACM International Symposium of Wearable Computers
Abbreviated titleISWC '18


  • activity tracking
  • wellness
  • ambient displays
  • design
  • wearable displays
  • sitting

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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