Whoa board promises to build an open source wearable prototype board that turns any EL (Electro-Luminescent) materia
This touch sensing is accomplished by a novel high voltage tolerant capacitive sensing circuit. This circuit is fast enough to perform measurements while the EL material (be it EL wire, tape, panel or paint) is glowing, and sensitive enough to detect capacitive changes resulting from motion in wearable EL elements. This technology has already been used to create:
- Motorcycle jackets with integrated turn signals that can be triggered with the shrug of a shoulder.
- Egress lighting that can be triggered anywhere with touch
- Fabric music controllers
- Motion sensitive performance wear.
The Whoa Board is currently on Kickstarter, where it has been backed by over 250 people.