Technology-related Challenges in Smart Clothing-Viewpoints from Ideation Workshops

Erja Sipilä, Emmi-Lotta Rauhala, Charlotta Elo, Johanna Nissinen, Oguz Buruk, Tiina Ihalainen, Johanna Virkki

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Abstract

Smart clothing is a booming, growing technology and business branch of wearables. Its users range from sports and entertainment customers to military, and new applications can be found, especially in the care sector, for example, in gamification for health and well-being. We organized 5 ideation workshops to gather ideas about the potential users and uses of smart clothing. The participants brought up several types of technology-related challenges during the workshops. This article introduces these challenges. The results were analyzed using inductive qualitative content analysis. Based on the gathered data, the main challenge groups were found to be ethical concerns, operating features and the technology's reliability, and, for example, the lack of a need-based and user-oriented design process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSeGAH 2021 - 2021 IEEE 9th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health
EditorsNuno Dias, Hock Chuan Lim, Nuno Rodrigues, Joao Vilaca, Shafiz Affendi Mohd Yusof, Eva Oliveira, Duarte Duque
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781665426497
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4 Aug 20216 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE 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
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period4/08/216/08/21

Keywords

  • ideation workshop
  • smart clothing
  • technology related challenges
  • wearable technology

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health(social science)

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