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NoiseBear: a wireless malleable multiparametric controller for use in assistive technology contexts

Grierson, Mick and Kiefer, Chris. 2013. 'NoiseBear: a wireless malleable multiparametric controller for use in assistive technology contexts'. In: CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Paris, United Kingdom. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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NoiseBear is a malleable multiparametric interface, currently being developed in a series of participatory design workshops with disabled children. It follows a soft toy design, using conductive textiles for pressure sensing and circuitry. The system is a highly sensitive deformable controller; it can be used flexibly in a range of scenarios for continuous or discrete control, allowing interaction to be designed at a range of complexity levels. The controller is wireless, and can be used to extend the interactive possibilities of mobile computing devices. Multiple controllers may also be networked together in collaborative scenarios.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


electrotextiles, malleable controller assistive technology, malleable interaction, participatory design

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Computing > Goldsmiths Digital Studios
Computing > Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Group (EAVI)


April 2013Published

Event Location:

Paris, United Kingdom

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Date Deposited:

19 Jul 2013 08:01

Last Modified:

10 Jul 2018 01:22

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/8658

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