Smart ballet shoes turn dancers’ movements into digital paintings
Ballet dancers have tremendous precision and delicacy to perform movements with their bodies that most of us would never even risk trying, not to mention their persistence in constantly repeating the choreography to make it the most accurate possible. To facilitate teaching and learning ballet, Spanish designer Lesia Trubat, 24, created new smart ballet shoes that can help improve the performance of the dancers on stage.
E-Traces are composed of numerous sensors sewn into the soles and the tip, enabling the recording of the cancer’s moves in a different way. Lesia used Lilypad Arduino technology that records the pressure and movement of the dancer’s feet and all data is sent to a mobile device, with E-Traces application, where you can see a visual animation of the dancer’s performance.