AlphaFabric: A Wearable Textile Sensor for Continuous Touch Tracking and Gestural Input


AlphaFabric is a wearable textile sensor capable of continuous touch tracking and gesture detection. It is made of two layers of conductive striped fabric separated by a layer of non-conductive foam. AlphaFabric uses resistive technology to determine the X and Y position of the touch on the fabric. The sensor can be worn directly on the skin or integrated into clothes and still retain consistent measuring properties even during continuous movement.

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Smart Textiles research
Funding project: Intuitex
Contact: Nur Hamdan




  • Christian Schmidt. A Wearable Unistroke Textile Touchpad. Bachelor's Thesis, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, March 2016.
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