Professor Gozde Goncu Berk Honored by Advanced Textile Association
Associate Professor Gozde Goncu-Berk has received the Award of Excellence from the Advance Textile Associations for her work “CalmWear: A Smart Tactile Sensory Stimulation Clothing.” The award was announced at Advanced Textile Associations, The 76th Annual International Achievement Awards.
CalmWear is a novel reactive smart clothing that uses the versatility of textiles to embed pneumatic actuating and vital sensing systems that can deliver tactile stimulation through dynamic compression in response to elevated anxiety. CalmWear displays a fully automated, context-aware and dynamic tactile sensory stimulation that is triggered by real time monitoring of Heart Rate Variability and Respiration Rate as indicators of anxiety through e-textile sensors rather than on-command stimulation.
Graduate student researchers: Ruoyu Zhang (doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering, Rova Cigdem Yilmaz (graduate student in design).
To see a demonstration of CalmWear, visit its YouTube site.