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1. Questionnaire on electronic clothes
fifteen minutes to fill this out.
Questionnaire This questionnaire was designed for research on new technologies: clothes possessing particular features, capacities and some kind of intelligence. Prototypes are currently being designed in France, Japan, and USA. Your answers will be taken into account for a study that will be published in 2005 or 2006; we therefore appreciate the time you will take to answer the following questions. Answers will be kept in a database without association to your identity. Thank you for participating in this study. Please provide the following information. Age _____ Gender _____ Nationality __________________ Occupation (student, engineer...) __________________________________________ Field (computer science, psychology...) __________________________________________ Using the scale below, please tell us how much you agree or disagree with the following statements by placing a number in the box provided. Strongly disagree 1 Disagree 2 Neither agree nor disagree 3 Agree 4 Srongly agree 5 It would be acceptable for me to wear clothes that: ___ display images, photos, texts, or videos. ___ record my environment via photos or videos. ___ produce music, sounds, or speeches. ___ record music, sounds, or speeches around me. ___ produce selected smells. ___ analyze the air (smells, pollution, humidity, temperature). ___ provide a sensation of cold or heat in certain areas. ___ vibrate or provide a feeling of touch in certain areas. Clothes with one or several capacities such as listed in question 1 would be useful: ___ at big events like conferences or forums. ___ during parties. ___ on trips. ___ in potentially dangerous situations. ___ to communicate with disabled people. ___ when meeting new people. If I had garments with one or several capacities such as in question 1, I would like them to: ___ be able to coordinate actions with other clothes. ___ learn from my reactions to their actions. ___ be controlled by some form of build in artificial intelligence. ___ be controlled by guidelines but get back control whenever I want. ___ be under my full control at any moment. I would agree to use garments that can monitor my physical and mental state (heart beats, blood pressure, body temperature, movements, etc.) to: ___ adapt my environment to my needs (temperature, light, music in the room, etc.). ___ adapt video games depending on my experiences. ___ evaluate my performances during sports trainings. ___ produce group effects during artistic or sportive events. ___ reveal my emotions to surrounding people. ___ share my feelings with selected persons (like husband/wife), even at a distance. ___ transmit information to emergency services. During a gathering of people using special garments, I would like clothes to hint about: ___ the wearer's personality. ___ the wearer's beliefs. ___ the wearer's mood. ___ the wearer's history. ___ the wearer's belonging to communities. ___ the group's harmony. ___ the group's common history. ___ the group's common centers of interest. ___ relationships between members of the group. ___ the topic of the gathering. I would be ready to wear and use in my everyday life garments incorporating electronics: ___ for personal uses. ___ for professional uses. I would leave my profile (such as name, age, nationality, centers of interest) in free access: ___ on Internet. ___ to people in the same room as me. ___ to people belonging to my community. ___ to people I met previously. If you have any remarks or suggestion about the questionnaire or electronic garments, please write them below: Return this questionnaire to Sebastien Duval by e-mail to email@example.com or mail to NII, Hitotsubashi 2-1-2, Chiyoda-ku, 101-8430 Tokyo, Japan
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