New research on intelligent textiles to be unveiled at Concordia University
as part of Congress 2010

MONTREAL, June 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Media are invited to the unveiling of new research involving intelligent textiles on Thursday, June 3 at Concordia University as part of the 2010 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The research, entitled Wearable Absence, uses a system of wearable devices never before seen in the expanding field of intelligent textiles.

The project was developed by two teams of researchers led by Professor Barbara Layne of Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and Professor Janis Jefferies at Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K., opening up exciting possibilities for the human experience.

Media will be able to examine the prototype garments that use wireless technologies and bio-sensing devices to record the wearer's temperature, heart rate, galvanic skin response (moisture) and rate of respiration. The garments, in turn, receive messages such as scrolling LED text, audio, video, images, etc. as a form of communication with the 'absent person'.

                               WEARABLE ABSENCE
                 Thursday, June 3, 2010 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
                     FOFA Gallery, Concordia University
                         1515 Ste. Catherine St. W.
                        (Near Mackay Street Entrance)

SOURCE Concordia University

For further information: For further information: Ann Tanner-McDonald, Communications Manager, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424 ext. 2867,

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