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DEMO HOUR: Sparklry

Issue: XXIV.5 September - October 2017
Page: 8
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Maho Oki, Koji Tsukada

Currently, many projects embed smart LEDs—multiple LEDs dynamically controlled by computers—into clothes or accessories to support novel expressions or daily activities. However, most of them do not consider the "sparkle" of traditional jewelry. We propose a presentation technique for interactive jewelry called Sparklry, which can present sparkles on a jewel stone using internal LEDs. These sparkles are designed by integrating (1) a traditional jewel, (2) a light-shielding sheet with small slits, and (3) an LED array. We developed a prototype and several examples of jewelry to explore appropriate designs of slits and LED patterns.

Oki, M. and Tsukada, K. Sparklry: Designing "sparkle" of interactive jewelry. Proc. of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. 2017, 647–651.

Maho Oki, Future University Hakodate

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Koji Tsukada, Future University Hakodate

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ins04.gif Broach-type prototype.
ins05.gif Example of the same jewelry without and with our system.
ins06.gif Showcase-type prototype.