HOPE 2020 (2020): "PolySense: Reverse Engineering Flex Sensors, and Destroying Your Kitchen With Chemistry for Electrical Functionalization of Everyday Objects" (Download)
Sunday, August 2, 2020: 1100. PolySense is a fabrication process that adds electrical functionality to various materials. Using this method, you can, for example, create clothes which measure your body movement, or gloves which heat your hands. PolySense might find application in VR by creating thin, breathable gloves with precise motion tracking abilities, or in dance performances by creating elastic, moving clothing which might also control light and sound. All of this is based on fabric augmentation, using tools you can find in any kitchen.