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Research Publications


ACM UIST October 2021 PDF | DOI

Proceedings of UIST '21: The 34th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Title: "OmniFiber: Integrated Fluidic Fiber Actuators for Weaving Movement based Interactions into the Fabric of Everyday Life"

Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Ali Shtarbanov, Hila Mor, Ken Nakagaki, Jack Forman, Karen Modrei, Seung Hee Jeong, Klas Hjort, Kristina Höök, Hiroshi Ishii

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ACM C&C June 2021 PDF | DOI

C&C '21: Creativity and Cognition

Title: "SymbioSinging: Robotically transposing singing experience across singing and non-singing bodies"

Ozgun Kilic Afsar*, Kelsey Cotton*, Yoav Luft, Priyanka Syal, Fehmi Ben Abdesslem

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ACM ICPS April 2020 PDF | DOI

ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS)

Title: "Choreographic Interfaces: Wearable Approaches to Movement Learning in Creative Processes"

Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Hila Mor, Cedric Honnet, Hiroshi Ishii

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Materials Experience 2, September 2021 Book Chapter

Expanding Territories of Materials and Design

Title: "Material experiences of menstruation through symbiotic technologies"

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Madeline Balaam



Interactions, November 2020, Volume 27, Issue 6

Title: "Intimate touch"

Madeline Balaam, Nadia Campo Woytuk, Marianela Ciolfi Felice, Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Anna Ståhl, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard

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Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society

Title: "Programming for Moving Bodies"

Cristian Bogdan, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Charles Windlin, Marianela Ciolfi Felice, Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Sara Eriksson, Ylva Fernaeus, Pedro Sanches

Best Paper Award


ACM DIS 2020 PDF | DOI |

Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference

Title: "Designing with Intimate Materials and Movements: Making Menarche Bits"

Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Marianela Ciolfi Felice, Nadia Campo Woytuk, Madeline Balaam

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ACM HTTF November 2019 PDF | DOI

Proceedings of the Halfway to the Future Symposium

Title: "Soma Design and Politics of the Body"

Kristina Höök, Sara Eriksson, Marie Louise Juul Søndergaard, Marianela Ciolfi Felice, Nadia Campo Woytuk, Ozgun Kilic Afsar, Vasiliki Tsaknaki, Anna Ståhl

News & Press Release

Carnegie Mellon Lecture | Link

Prof. Lining Yao, “Shaping and Being Shaped by Fabric Machines". Morphing Matter Lab, February 8, 2022. (Public Lecture)

MIT News Spotlight | Link

Chandler David L., “New fibers can make breath-regulating garments." MIT News Office, October 15, 2021. (Web Article and Interview)

MIT Youtube Channel | Link

Gonick, M., “Robotic fibers can make breath-monitoring garments”. MIT Youtube, October 15, 2021. (Web Video Story)

Engadget | Link

Bonifacic, I., “MIT researchers create fabric that can sense and react to its wearer's movement” . Engadget, October 16, 2021. (Web)

SciTechDaily | Link

SciTechDaily, “Robotic OmniFibers: New Fibers Can Make Breath-Regulating Garments” . SciTechDaily, October 15, 2021. (Web)

Spectrum Ergonomics Podcast | Episode 1, Episode 2

Hiserman, J. (PT), “A Touching Experience” . Spectrum Ergonomics, November, 2021. (Web Podcast)

AzoMaterials | Link

Nugent, J., “Robotic Textiles in Action: OmniFiber” . Azo Materials, November 2, 2021. (Web Interview)

Mashable | Link

White, R., “Researchers designed a fabric that comes to life when you breathe — Strictly Robots” . Mashable, November 10, 2021. (Web)

Hackaday | Link

“Project OmniFiber”. Hackaday, October 28, 2021. (Web)

TMS | Link

“TMS, “Fluidic yarn system for haptic measurements” . TMS Market Intelligence on Advanced Materials, October 15, 2021. (Newsletter)

WTIN | Link

Owen J., “New fibre senses and responds to movement” . WTIN, November 8, 2021. (Web Article and Interview)

Wearable Technology Insights | Link

WTI, “New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments” . Wearable Technology Insights, October 19, 2021. (Web)

Wonderful Engineering | Link

Nisa, J.U., “This New OmniFiber Fabric Can Capture And Replay Wearers’ Breathing Patterns” . Wonderful Engineering, October 18, 2021. (Web)

VoA | Stream

Dziarkach, A., “Muscle memory! Scientists have created clothes from smart threads”. VoA (Voice of America), October 23, 2021. (Web Interview and TV Show)

Printed Electronics | Link

Printed Electronics World, “New Fibres Make Breath-Regulating Garments. Printed Electronics World, October 19, 2021. (Web)

TechnoPixel | Link

TechnoPixel, “New Technological Fabric from MIT: OmniFiber that Detects Human Movement!” . TechnoPixel, October, 2021. (Web) 

Uppsala University | Link

Hedlund, A., “Robotic textiles for everything from breathing recovery to feeling surfaces in Space” . Uppsala University News, October 19, 2021. (Web Article and Interview)

KTH University | Link

Soold, H., “Portable textile robot muscles help singers with the breathing technique” . Royal Institute of Technology, KTH News, November 29, 2021. (Web Article and Interview)

MaterialDistrict | Link

Id“Smart Fibres to Help Regulate Your Breathing". MaterialDistrict, December 7, 2021. (Web)

Design Indaba | Link

Sebambo, K., “Audio sculptures that modify your perception of the world” . Design Indaba, July 13, 2015. (Web)

Ideal Standard | Link

Ideal Standard News Press, “Ground-breaking study by Ideal Standard Reveals How Design and Function Impact our Perception of Beauty” . Ideal Standard, July 13, 2015. (Web)

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