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Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5203053, 13 pages
Research Article

Interactive Smart Fashion Using User-Oriented Visible Light Communication: The Case of Modular Strapped Cuffs and Zipper Slider Types

1Department of Electronics Engineering, Kookmin University, Seoul 02707, Republic of Korea
2Department of Fashion Design, Kookmin University, Seoul 02707, Republic of Korea

Correspondence should be addressed to Ki-Doo Kim

Received 11 August 2017; Accepted 9 November 2017; Published 10 December 2017

Academic Editor: Ji-Woong Choi

Copyright © 2017 Jai-Eun Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Because LEDs offer flexible expressions such as brightness, color control, and various patterns, they are popularly used in multidevice interactions. Moreover, LEDs have excellent physical characteristics. However, existing LED light-based wearable interactions are designed for interest and attention. So, LED can be used in fashion as it can give new look to our style and at the same time also as an interaction device. Therefore, in this paper, we present the design guideline for regulating the technical implementation, design strategies, and directions of interactive LED devices. The technology and design concepts are demonstrated through a case study (analysis) of an existing LED light-based wearable interaction. We also design a scenario-based iterative collaborative design process model. Finally, we develop a smart fashion of modular strapped cuffs and zipper slider types that can be attached and detached according to the user’s preference as the interactive smart fashion using user-oriented visible light communication, ultimately pursuing a visual-MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output) product through stepwise strategy.