KnitHeat 

heating sleeve prototype

2016

Knitwear to keep you even warmer. When you’re feeling a bit chilly, simply rub your hands on your arms (the universal hand gesture to signal “I’m cold”), and your sleeves will start to warm up. The more you rub your arms, more heat will be generated - up to four different levels of heat. In order to know exactly what heat level you’re at, the colour of the stripes on your sleeve will start to change - from violet and green, to bright neon pink and yellow. When you want to turn off the heat, simply fold back the end of you sleeve (not shown in the video).

The yarns were dyed by us, then knitted on a home knitting machine. The touch sensors and heating system are all textile based and part of the knitted structure itself.


Joint project with Shirly Asderban.