Designing Sensory E-Textiles for Dementia

Year: 2015
Editor: Amaresh Chakrabarti, Toshiharu Taura and Yukari Nagai
Author: C. Treadaway1 and G. Kenning2
Institution: 1Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK and 2Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Section: Design Creativity Education
Page(s): 235-242
ISBN: 978-1-904670-60-5


This paper describes research investigating the design and development of new kinds of sensory textiles to be used to support the subjective wellbeing (SWB) of persons with dementia (PwD). An international collaborative research project is presented in which participatory and inclusive design methods have been used, informed by the expertise and experience of a variety of stakeholders including carers, occupational therapists, PwD and their families.

Keywords: Design, dementia, sensory textiles


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