Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Polymer, Textile & Fiber Engineering
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M.S. in the field of Textile Engineering, March, 1995 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Thesis: Role of Fiber Properties and Fabric-Structure on Fabric Hand
M.F.A. in Textiles (Specialization: Weaving), March, 1993 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Thesis: The Composition of Pojagi and Color Combination Work by Mondrian and Klee
Graduate Exhibition: From the Cocoon
B.S. in Clothing and Textiles Feburary, 1987 Songsim University, Seoul, Korea
WORK AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research Associate August 1995 - Present Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Fabric Designer June 1993 April 1996 Georgia Tech/Atlanta Ballet Dance Technology Project
Research Engineer April 1995 August 1995 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
Graduate Research Assistant April 1993 March 1995 Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
CURRENT FIELD OF INTEREST
AWARDS AND PERFORMANCE
RESEARCH AND CREATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
A. Published Books and Parts of Books
1. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Adaptive and Responsive Textile Structures,” in Smart Fibers, Fabrics and Clothing: Fundamentals and Applications (ed. X. Tao), pp. 226-245, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK, 2001. Invited Contribution.
B. Published Journal Papers (Refereed)
1. Rajamanickam, R., Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., "A Structured Methodology for the Design and Development of Textile Structures in a Concurrent Engineering Environment", Journal of the Textile Institute, vol. 89, Part 3, 44-62, 1998.
2. Gopalsamy, C., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., and Jayaraman, S., “The Wearable MotherboardÔ: The First Generation of Adaptive and Responsive Textile Structures (ARTS) For Medical Applications”, Journal of Virtual Reality, 4:152-168, 1999.
3. Marculescu, D., Marculescu, R., Zamora, N.H., Stanley-Marbell, P., Khosla, P.K., Park, S., Jayaraman, S., Jung, S., Lauterbach, C., Weber, W., Kirstein, T., Cottet, D., Grzyb, J., Tröster, G., Jones, M., Martin, T., Nakad, Z., “Electronic Textiles: A Platform for Pervasive Computing,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 91, No 12, December 2003, pp. 1995-2018.
Note: Park and Jayaraman created the overall structure for this paper that has individual contributions from researchers across the globe.
4. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., Enhancing the Quality of Life through Technology: The Role of Personalized Wearable Intelligent Information Infrastructure,” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 23, No. 2, May/June 2003, pp. 41-48. Invited Contribution.
5. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Smart Textiles: Wearable Electronics Systems,” MRS Bulletin, Vol. 28, No. 8, August 2003, pp. 585-591. Invited Contribution.
6. Marculescu, D., Marculescu, R., Khosla, P.K., Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Ready to Ware” IEEE Spectrum, October 2003, pp. 28-32. Invited Contribution.
Note: Park and Jayaraman created the overall structure for this paper.
7. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Smart Textiles: A Platform for Sensing and Personalized Mobile Information Processing”, Journal of the Textile Institute, Vol. 94, No. 3, pp. 87-98, 2003. Invited Contribution
8. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “e-Health and Quality of Life: The Role of the Wearable Motherboard,” in Wearable eHealth Systems for Personalised Health Management (ed. A. Lymberis and D. DeRossi), pp. 239-252, IOS Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2004.
A series of Invention Disclosures filed at Georgia Tech has led to the following (all Patents also have International Filings and these are not listed here to avoid redundancy):
1. Patents Granted
1. Jayaraman, S., Park, S., and Rajamanickam, R., Full-fashioned Weaving Process for Production of a Woven Garment with Intelligence Capability, US Patent No: 6,145,551.
2. Jayaraman, S., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., and Gopalsamy, C., Fabric or Garment with Integrated Flexible Information Infrastructure, US Patent No: 6,381,482.
3. Jayaraman, S., Gopalsamy, C., Rajamanickam, R., and Park, S., Method and Apparatus for Controlling Air Bag Deployment, US Patent No: 6,254,130.
4. Jayaraman, S., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., and Gopalsamy, C., Trademark registration for the phrase Wearable Motherboard, May 1998.
5. Jayaraman, S., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., and Gopalsamy, C., Fabric or Garment With Integrated Flexible Information Infrastructure For Monitoring Vital Signs of Infants, US Patent No: 6,687,523.
6. Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., Full-fashioned Garment with Sleeves Having Intelligence Capability, US Patent No: 6,315,009.
7. Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., Garment in Fabric Having Intelligence Capability, Serial No: 09/713,160, US Patent No: 6,474,367.
8. Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., A Novel Fabric-Based Sensor for Monitoring Vital Signs, Serial No: 09/713,161, November 2000, Allowed for issuance, May 2005. Anticipated issue date: August 8, 2005.
2. Patents Applied for
1. Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., A Novel Non-Adhesive Sensor for Vital Signs Monitoring, Provisional Patent, Filed with the USPTO, May 2001.
2. Jayaraman, S., and Park, S., Method and Apparatus to Create Electrical Junctions for Information Routing in Textile Structures, Filed with the USPTO February 2004.
D. Published Papers (Non-refereed)
1. Trade Publications
a. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Quality of Life in the Internet Age: Role of the Georgia Tech Smart Shirt”, Atlanta Medicine, Vol. 74, No. 4, pp. 24-28, Winter 2001. Co-Principal Author, Invited Contribution.
b. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “E-Textiles”, Industrial Fabric Products Review, Volume 87, Number 11, October 2002, pp. 64-75. Co-Principal Author, Invited Contribution.
E. Invited Conference Presentations
There have been a number of invited presentations on the Wearable Motherboard technology going back to 1998; however, no accurate record of such presentations was kept until late 2001.
A few of the important ones from the past include:
TEDMED2 Conference, Charleston, SC, May 1998
Tri-Cities Summit, Kingsport, TN, June 1998
HealthCare Horizons Conference, Monterey, CA, June 1998
Technology Demonstration representing Georgia Tech in the US Congress, Washington, DC, May 1999
University of Georgia Health and Family Conference, Lake Lanier, GA, September 2000
Home and Community Based Waiver Training Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2001 (Organized by Department of Health & Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration)
Proper record-keeping began in November 2001:
1. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Textiles and Computing: Background and Opportunities for Convergence,” CASES 2001 Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 16-17, 2001.
2. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “The Georgia Tech Smart Shirt and Quality of Life,” Community Long Term Care Training Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, March 2002.
(Organized by State of South Carolina, Department of Health and Human Services)
3. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “The Georgia Tech Wearable Motherboard: The New Class of Adaptive and Responsive Textile Structures,” International Interactive Textiles for the Warrior Conference, Boston, MA, July 9-11, 2002.
4. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “The Wearable Motherboard: The New Generation of Textile Structures,” International Conference on Safety & Protective Fabrics, Charlotte, NC, October 23-24, 2002.
5. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “A Platform for Personalized Mobile Information Processing,” International Conference on Technical Textiles: The Innovative Approach, Manchester, UK, April 26-27, 2004.
6. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Smart Fabrics: State-of-the-Art and Trends,” 95th American Oils and Chemists Society (AOCS) Annual Meeting & Expo, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 9-12, 2004.
7. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Smart Clothes: Reality or Magic?”, E-magicians 2004, Valenciennes, France, November 24-26, 2004.
8. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety: The Emerging Discipline”, NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety, Zadar, Croatia, September 7-10, 2005.
9. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “The Wearable Motherboard: the New Class of Adaptive and Responsive Textile Structures”, NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety, Zadar, Croatia, September 7-10, 2005.
F. Conference Presentations with Proceedings (refereed)
1. Lind, E., Jayaraman, S., Park, S., Rajamanickam, R., Eisler, R., and McKee, T., "Sensate Liner for Personnel Monitoring", 1st International Conference on Wearable Computers, October 13‑15, 1997; Boston, MA. The Digest of Papers for the First International Symposium on Wearable Computers Oct. 13‑14, 1997, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2. "The Proceedings of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 6" Conference Held in San Diego, California January 28‑31, 1998, published by IOS Press as ISBN:0926‑9630, “Studies in Health Technology and Informatics” Vol. 50.
3. Presented at the 12th Man in Space Symposium in Washington DC June, 1997. Also published in a Special Issue of Acta Astronautica.
Note: In the above presentations/publications (1-3), Dr. Eric Lind made the presentations in his capacity as the Program Manager at the US Department of Navy for the Sensate Liner Program.
4. Park, S., Gopalsamy, C., Rajamanickam, R., and Jayaraman, S., "The Wearable Motherboard™: An Information Infrastructure or Sensate Liner for Medical Applications,” Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, San Francisco, CA, January 1999, in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, IOS Press, Vol. 62, pp. 252-258, 1999.
5. Mackenzie, K., Hudson, D., Maule, S., Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “A Prototype Network Embedded in Textile Fabric,” Proceedings of CASES 2001, International Conference on Compilers, Architecture and Synthesis for Embedded Systems, pp. 188-194, Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-17, 2001. Invited Contribution
6. Park, S., Mackenzie, K., and Jayaraman, S., “The Wearable Motherboard: A Framework for Personalized Mobile Information Processing (PMIP),” Special Session: E-Textiles, 39th Design Automation Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 10-14, 2002. Invited Contribution
7. Park, S., and Jayaraman, S., “The Wearable Motherboard: The New Generation of Textile Structures,” Proceedings of the Textile Technology Forum, Charlotte, NC, October 23, 2002.
G. Key Technical Accomplishments
The world’s first Wearable Motherboard that can serve as a wearable personal information infrastructure. This also represents the world’s first garment to be woven on a loom. The Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) expressed an interest in housing this garment in its archives. Georgia Tech approved the request in consultation with the sponsors of the research and the garment is now in the 20th Century Textile Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC (July 2002).
Georgia Tech has licensed the technology to a NY-based company (Sensatex, Inc.) that is engaged in commercializing it.
National Innovation Summit (March 1998): One of 21 Innovations from around the Nation from industry and universities.
The Wearable Motherboard technology was one of three Finalists from around the world in the 1999 DigiGlobe Awards Competition in the “Health and Medicine” category sponsored by Deutsche Telekom and Focus TV in Berlin, Germany, September 1999.
Special Issue of LIFE Magazine (Fall 1998) entitled Medical Miracles for the Next Millennium: One of “21 Breakthroughs that Could Change Your Life in the 21st Century." The last such Special Issue on Medicine was published by LIFE back in December 1967 after the first heart transplant.
TIME Magazine, November 19, 2001: “Best Inventions of the Year 2001.”
NEWSWEEK Magazine, June 30/July 7, 2003: One of “10 Inventions That Will Change the World.”
Extensive Coverage in National and International Print, Television and Other Media. Examples include:
* CNN Headline News, CNN Science and Technology Week, ABC’s World News Tonight, Fox News Report, C|NET, Discovery Channel, Inside Science TV, Beyond 2000, BBC, German, Brazilian, and other foreign countries. On New Year’s Eve (December 31, 1999), NBC’s special edition Dateline 2000 covered the Smart Shirt as one of the technologies for the new millennium. Similar coverage continued in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 with broader interest from overseas news organizations.
* A host of print publications around the world including USA Today, National Geographic World, FireChief, the Baltimore Sun, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Canadian Medical Post, COTS Journal, National Geographic Magazine, Science, Fortune, etc.
Working with Professor Sundaresan Jayaraman and costume designers from The Atlanta Ballet, developed a special fabric that was used in a costume for the prima ballerina in the world premiere of Atlanta Ballet's Dance Technology Project. The ballerina remarked "... this was the best costume I had ever worn during a performance in my career; it felt like I had nothing on me during the program ..." -- a compliment of the highest order when a garment is considered to be equal to nature's own garment, i.e., the human skin (1994-96).
Contributed wearable motherboard expertise to the T-Garden Project headed by Dr. Xin Wei Sha (School of Literature, Communication and Culture) by guiding his students (graduate and undergraduate) and creating structures for the project.
Georgia Tech - NASA SharpPlus Program
Mentored, along with Professor Sundaresan Jayaraman, two high school SharpPlus students, Summer 2000. The students worked on a project in the lab during the summer.
A. Outside Professional Activities/Consulting
Company Name: Sensatex, Inc
Area of Consultation: Enhance the Smart Shirt System
Period: April 2000 – November 2002
A. Special Activities
1. Worked with Professor Jayaraman in reviewing papers for refereed journals.
2. Responsible for Information Systems Research Lab in the School of Polymer, Textile and Fiber Engineering, 1996 – Present.
3. Made Presentations on the "Wearable Motherboard" to the students in the Governor's Honors Program, 1998 - 2001.
4. Made Presentations to visiting high school students to the School and College on numerous occasions.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
A. Honors and Awards
1. Received two Honorable Mention Awards in the Design Competition conducted by the Carnegie Foundation, June 1992.
2. The Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC) expressed an interest in housing the Georgia Tech Wearable Motherboard (the world’s first garment woven on a loom) in its archives. Georgia Tech approved the request in consultation with the sponsors of the research in March 2002. The garment is now in the 20th Century Textile Collection at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, July 2002.
Other major honors and recognition for the Wearable Motherboard technology have been listed on Pages 9-10, Section I, H-I, Key Technical Accomplishments, and are not repeated here.
B. Professional Recognition
1. Member of the Organizing Committee of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Intelligent Textiles for Personal Protection and Safety to be held in Zadar, Croatia, September 7-10, 2005.
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