Kristi Kuusk graduated IT BSc at the Tallinn University of Technology in 2005. She worked as an analyst, while at the same time pursuing creative studies. She acquired an MA in Fashion Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EAA) in 2011. In 2016 Kristi presented her PhD project on craft and sustainability qualities in smart textile services at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Her collaborative design work is presented in various international exhibitions, shows and conferences. Since 2016 She works as an Associated Professor (0,5) in textile futures at EAA, and practices smart textile design in her studio.
The project focuses on the possibilities for altering people’s self-perception through the garment’s inside. Fashion is famous for its ability to alter people’s
Magic Lining builds on the insights from
Main localization: Universidad Loyola Andalucia, Calle Energía Solar, 1, 41014 Sevilla, Spain
DEI Interactive Systems Group, Departamento de Informática, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
HCI group, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University
- Magic LiningSevilla, SpainExploring sensing and actuating E-textiles for altering self-perception through garment’s inside.
Localization: Sevilla, ES
The overall aim of MAGICSHOES project is to test the feasibility and potential value of using wearable technology integrating sensory-feedback and body-tracking for improving body-representation, motor behaviour and emotion, and ultimately exercise adherence, in those physically inactive or with sedentary lifestyles. At the intersection between neuroscience research on mental body-representation (MBR), human-computer interaction (HCI) and real-life applications, MAGICSHOES will (1) develop a new wearable device that alters people's perception of their body size and capabilities as they walk or do other physical activity, resulting in more active motor patterns and positive emotional states. Further, this technology would allow (2) exploring its potential benefits for people that are physically inactive, by addressing emotional and psychological factors related to MBR. MAGICSHOES could be used for self-management and therapy for this population.