Vigour : smart textile services to support rehabilitation

M. Bhomer, ten, O. Tomico, C.C.M. Hummels

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    "Vigour" is a garment that shows the possibilities of smart textile services for geriatric rehabilitation exercises. It is the result of a collaborative design process between a design researcher, three therapists, an eldercare manager, a textile developer and an embedded systems designer. Vigour embodies the knowledge that was accumulated during the collaborative design process. We contribute to the theme of experimentation in design research by showing the value of experimentation in a participatory setting through the iterations leading to the final garment. Further, we will briefly describe three of the steps that lead to the final prototype.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference(NORDES2013), 9-12 June 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
    EditorsE. Brandt, P. Ehn, T. Degn Johansson, M. Hellström Reimer, T. Markussen, A. Vallgårda
    Place of PublicationCopenhagen, Denmark
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event3th Nordic Design Research Conference (Nordes 2013), June 9-12, 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 9 Jun 201312 Jun 2013


    Conference3th Nordic Design Research Conference (Nordes 2013), June 9-12, 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Abbreviated titleNORDES 2013


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