Electronic Traces Transmit a Dancer's Movements to Mobile Devices

By: Jana Pijak - Nov 10, 2014
References: cargocollective & engadget
Electronic Traces are tech-powered ballet shoes that sync a dancer's movements with their mobile device. Equipped with Arduino censors, these pointe shoes are unlike the common dancer's accessory.

Whenever a dancer moves, their Electronic Traces will track the pressure of their body, later transmitting these movements to one's smartphone. When tracked, a ballet dancer's movement patterns are reminiscent of an abstract art piece and allow one to examine their movements on a close level while looking for strengths and points of improvement.

These tech-infused ballet shoes allow dancers to review their body movements after a performance with the aim of improving their craft. The sophisticated concept gives ballerinas a first-hand look at what they are good at and what they need to work on, making these shoes an idea that would be helpful for young and inexperienced dancers.