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Ballet Slippers Create Drawings From Dancer's Movements

November 07, 2014

Designer Lesia Trubat has created a pair of electronic ballet slippers that capture the dancer's movements and transformm them into visual sensations. To do this they focused on the ballet shoes themselves, which through the contact with the ground, and thanks to Lilypad Arduino technology, record the pressure and movement of the dancer's feet and send a signal to an electronic device. A special application then allowed them to show this data graphically and even customize it to suit each user, through the different functions of this app.

The user can then view all the moves made in video format, extract images and even print them. Dancers can interpret their own movements and correct them or compare them with the movements of other dancers, as graphs created with motion may be the same or different depending on the type of movements executed and the correction of the steps and body position.

via makezine