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Clothing-integrated RFID-based Interface for Human-Technology Interaction

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 7th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health (SeGAH)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0300-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0301-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

Name IEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health
ISSN (Print)2330-5649
ISSN (Electronic)2573-3060

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

In this paper, we present a new type of passive ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio frequency identification (RFID)-based user interface for human-technology interaction. Our system is controlled with a shirtsleeve-integrated electro-textile antenna. The other part of the system consists of small identification (ID) ring antennas, each with a unique ID, embedded into our environment. Each ID ring has an RFID integrated circuit (IC) and can thus be “activated” by placing the shirtsleeve next to the specific ID ring. The shirtsleeve-integrated antenna has bands going around the wrist, thus increasing the read range even when the ring is behind the wrist. This cost-effective and maintenance-free solution can be seamlessly integrated into our everyday clothing, as well as into furniture, textiles, and items around us. The presented first prototype of this system, which can be used when sitting by a table, allows wireless controlling of technology by simple hand movements. The achieved read ranges are very promising, allowing activation of ID rings from distances of around 0.5–1 meters from a mobile RFID reader placed on a table.

Keywords

  • Antennas, Wrist, Antenna measurements, Radiofrequency identification, Copper, Integrated circuits, Wireless communication, human-computer interaction, natural user interface, passive UHF RFID, textile electronics

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