Technology that responds to body movement is inspiring jewellery, art, transport and design.
e-Traces paints the memories of dance by capturing movement as a digital piece of art. Inventor Lesia Trubat sewed a wearable microcontroller into ballet slippers, which controls a digital paintbrush on a smart device. Watch the video above to see e-Traces in action.
Hoverboard technology, as demonstrated in 1989’s Back to the Future Part II, is now a reality, and Arx Pax has created the Hendo Hoverboard, a levitating sensation that puts propulsion and control in your hands. Even pro-skater Tony Hawk has given it a test ride, see him fly around a skate park in the above video.
Neclumi is projection-based jewellery that responds to walking speed, rotation of the body, acceleration and sound from the throat. Projecting waves of light on to the skin, Neclumi runs from an iPhone based app and an HDMI cable. See the prototype style by watching the video above.
Zoobotics has created a paper robot called Zuri – a motion machine that can be constructed using just a handful of tools. It has a built in sensor, plus the facility for Bluetooth® and wireless control via a smartphone. Watch the video above to see its animal-like movement.