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Buechley Featured in Article on Interactive e-Textile Design

 

April 2008

Postdoctoral researcher Leah Buechley's (PhD 2007) work on interactive e-textile design was featured in the recent New York Times article "My Life in a Video Game (Batteries Not Included)". The article, which was part of a special "Tech Innovation" section of the paper, includes the following passage:

LilyPad Arduino

"Leah Buechley is a postdoctoral researcher in the Craft Technology Group at the University of Colorado Boulder, which studies software applications in traditional handicrafts. She is selling the LilyPad Arduino, a small flower-shaped disk with a computer chip at the center, which can be sewn into clothes. Sensors like accelerometers ... and light detectors are attached with wires to the "petals", so the chip can track the wearer's motion."

The article includes a photo of Buechley wearing some of her programmable creations, as well as two other photos highlighting her work.

The Craft Technology Group is headed by Buechley's advisor, Associate Professor Michael Eisenberg, and Adjunct Assistant Professor Ann Eisenberg. Buechley will continue her research this fall at the MIT Media Lab, where she has accepted a tenure-track faculty position.

 
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