Electricfoxy high-tech yoga shirt is equipped with sensors to correct your moves
Besides high-end couture, hi-tech couture too has been widely accepted by the fashionistas; Katy Perry’s LED Dress at the 2010 Costume Institute Gala is an ode to the geeky couture. We have earlier told you about Top 15 hi-tech couture to drape extreme geeks, featuring glow coats and dresses with built-in sensors. The latest is Electricfoxy t-shirt with built-in sensors to perfect your yoga moves. The company is currently on the verge of revealing their latest sensation, which blends fashion with cutting edge technology. The shirt, in fact, is tailored to suit those who keep away from Yoga because it involves a number of complicated body movements. The integrated sensors will inform and guide you each time there is a mistake. And no, they won’t just stop at it. The sensors will continue to nag and prod through electro hints until the wearer gets it right.
And talking of hi-tech dresses, who can forget the amazing wind sensitive electronic gown, engineered by Dutch designer Stijn Ossevoort? Simple and sassy, the dress was embroidered with wind sensitive dandelions. While the Yoga shirt is not so much of a fashion accessory per se, it can always be considered a value addition to your everyday life.
Before you take this electrical garment to be some kind of star wars type complicated jacket, let us explain how it works. The shirt which looks as “normal” as the one you wear to the gym everyday, syncs with a mobile app. The latter includes a library of movements and extra storage space to save custom moves along the way.
Four stretch and bend sensors fitted in the front, back and sides of the shirt read the wearer’s body position and muscle movement. After analyzing your position, the sensors will inform whether it is correct or not. The best part about the whole setup is, it provides real time feedback to help you correct the mistakes through haptic feedback components on shoulders and hips.
So the question is, how exactly would you receive these real time feedbacks? As has been hinted at already, the signaling process mainly includes a series of buzzes. If you get a move wrong, there will be a soft nudge in the corner of the body that requires adjustments.
Data recorded by your high tech garment will be sent to the mobile app, where you can view and observe things in detail. If used correctly, this can guarantee amazing results in the long run. Not only does the shirt nag you towards perfection in Yoga, it can also provide a number of useful feedbacks for future sessions. Having said that, the idea has not gone down well with yoga professionals or so it appears. Ellen Boyle is a case in point. A Seattle Yoga instructor, Ellen is not very excited at the prospect of people waiting for a little electronic buzz to do it right. “And it kinda freaks me out a bit,”- Boyle quips in. As for us, at this point, we can neither speak much about the shirt’s proven benefits nor accept the criticisms without analysis. In our opinion, good or bad, the hi-tech shirt sure deserves to be called “different”.