Smart Ballet Using Arduino Lilypad

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Wearable projects are becoming more common throughout the make world. Spanish artist, and designer Lesia Trubat has designed a novel take on wearable technology; smart ballet shoes.

The ballet dancer’s motions are tracked using conductive technology woven into the sole of the shoe, measuring movement and pressure, which is controlled by an Arduino Lilypad. This means that all the moves and pirouettes are sent to an application that can then process this data.

Dancers can then analyse the data, tracking their own moves or comparing them to other dancers or previous sessions. The data can also be used artistically, and the video below shows the data being used to create artistic overlays, which display the dancer’s moves creatively.

Lesia Trubat has created many more interesting art projects, and you can see more of this, and more of her projects at her website.

Adam RogersAdam RogersI am the the founder and editor of Codeduino. I'm a developer by trade, and a maker by night. I've been 'making' ever since being introduced to Arduino at university - my final year project was an Ableton Live controller based on Arduino.

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