Digital Costume Platform for the Expansion of Stage Representation Technology using LEDs

LED를 사용한 무대 표현 기술 확장을 위한 디지털 의상 플랫폼

  • Received : 2011.12.05
  • Accepted : 2012.02.03
  • Published : 2012.02.28


Recently, LEDs are used in various fields such as lightings, billboards, displays, and so on. In this paper, we tried to combine a costume with LEDs in a performance environment. To meet the environmental requirements, we propose a digital costume platform which consists of wireless network, an embedded system, a control jacket, a digital skin, and a pattern authoring tool. It is utilized for making a digital costume with LED lighting effects. The embedded system controls LED lighting according to the signals from a show control system through wireless networks. The control jacket can carry the embedded system and connect it with LEDs. The digital skin means a costume with LEDs. The LEDs were designed to fit in performance concept in point of aesthetic. The pattern authoring tool enables users to make timeline-based changing patterns of LED lighting. The proposed platform is a new lighting element in performances. It can expand stage representation techniques and be used as a special effect. It will play a role as a moving light in performances. We evaluated stable operations of our platform by employing it in live performances.


Costume;LED;Lighting;Embedded System;Performance


Supported by : 문화체육관광부, 한국콘텐츠진흥원


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