Interactive textiles

  • US 9,933,908 B2
  • Filed: 01/04/2017
  • Issued: 04/03/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/15/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A flexible object comprising:

  • an interactive textile integrated within the flexible object, the interactive textile comprising a plurality of conductive threads woven into the interactive textile, the interactive textile including;

    a first textile layer comprising first conductive threads of the plurality of conductive threads;

    a second textile layer comprising second conductive threads of the plurality of conductive threads, the second conductive threads positioned to cross the first conductive threads; and

    a third textile layer not including conductive threads, the third textile layer positioned between the first textile layer and the second textile layer to prevent the first conductive threads from making direct contact with the second conductive threads; and

    a textile controller coupled to at least one conductive thread of the plurality of conductive threads, the textile controller configured to;

    detect touch-input to the at least one conductive thread by detecting a change in capacitance to the at least one conductive thread when an object touches the at least one conductive thread; and

    process the touch-input to provide touch data usable to control a computing device or an application at the computing device.

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