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Movement-monitoring garment gives feedback for yoga, sport and dance

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Move, designed by Electric Foxy, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
Move, designed by Electric Foxy, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Move, designed by Electric Foxy, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Move, designed by Electric Foxy, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
Move, designed by Electric Foxy, a company that develops wearable technology, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Move, designed by Electric Foxy, a company that develops wearable technology, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
Sensors feed a mobile app with data, which is assessed and fed back to the user as advice (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Sensors feed a mobile app with data, which is assessed and fed back to the user as advice (Photo: Leo Lam)
Move includes sensors that are placed all over the garment (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Move includes sensors that are placed all over the garment (Photo: Leo Lam)
Move, designed by Electric Foxy, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Move, designed by Electric Foxy, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
With the help of haptic pieces placed on hips and shoulders, information about the wearer's movements is fed back to the application, which then assesses it, and makes necessary adjustments customized to the user (Photo: Leo Lam)
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With the help of haptic pieces placed on hips and shoulders, information about the wearer's movements is fed back to the application, which then assesses it, and makes necessary adjustments customized to the user (Photo: Leo Lam)
The application creates a timeline of the performance so that the user can visualize progress over time (Photo: Leo Lam)
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The application creates a timeline of the performance so that the user can visualize progress over time (Photo: Leo Lam)
There is also a social networking aspect to the equipment, as the application allows users to share their performance details and get advice and encouragement from friends and experts (Photo: Leo Lam)
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There is also a social networking aspect to the equipment, as the application allows users to share their performance details and get advice and encouragement from friends and experts (Photo: Leo Lam)
There are several types of exercise that the Move app can be used to improve, especially yoga and Pilates, but also golf, baseball and physiotherapy (Photo: Leo Lam)
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There are several types of exercise that the Move app can be used to improve, especially yoga and Pilates, but also golf, baseball and physiotherapy (Photo: Leo Lam)
Designer Jennifer Darmour adds that expressive movements such as hip hop, modern dance and ballet can also be improved with Move (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Designer Jennifer Darmour adds that expressive movements such as hip hop, modern dance and ballet can also be improved with Move (Photo: Leo Lam)
Jennifer told Gizmag that her creation is a concept product at this stage and not available to purchase (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Jennifer told Gizmag that her creation is a concept product at this stage and not available to purchase (Photo: Leo Lam)
Move, designed by Electric Foxy, a company that develops wearable technology, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Move, designed by Electric Foxy, a company that develops wearable technology, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision (Photo: Leo Lam)
The result looks like something lifted from the sleek science fiction movie Gattaca (Photo: Leo Lam)
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The result looks like something lifted from the sleek science fiction movie Gattaca (Photo: Leo Lam)
Sensors feed a mobile app with data, which is assessed and fed back to the user as advice (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Sensors feed a mobile app with data, which is assessed and fed back to the user as advice (Photo: Leo Lam)
Move includes sensors that are placed all over the garment (Photo: Leo Lam)
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Move includes sensors that are placed all over the garment (Photo: Leo Lam)

Since the 1980s keeping fit has become an ever more popular pursuit and these days, the diversity of fitness programs is truly breath-taking and increasingly high tech. With a prototype created by an avant-garde Seattle design lab, exercise looks set to become positively futuristic. Along similar lines to the MotivePro vibrating suit we looked at last week, Move, designed by Electric Foxy, a company that develops wearable technology, is a kind of sensorial tank top that monitors movements during exercise to help people improve their performance, with particular emphasis on movement precision.

The result looks like something lifted from the sleek science fiction movie Gattaca. It includes sensors that are placed all over the garment. With the help of haptic pieces placed on hips and shoulders, information about the wearer's movements is fed back to the application, which then assesses it, and makes necessary adjustments customized to the user. The user receives "nudges" that tell them which part of the body needs adjustment. The application creates a timeline of the performance so that the user can visualize progress over time.

There is also a social networking aspect to the equipment, as the application allows users to share their performance details and get advice and encouragement from friends and experts.

There are several types of exercise that the Move app can be used to improve, especially yoga and Pilates, but also golf, baseball and physiotherapy. Designer Jennifer Darmour adds that expressive movements such as hip hop, modern dance and ballet can also be improved with Move.

For now, exercise aficionados with a flair for futurism can only use Move to exercise their imagination. Jennifer told Gizmag that her creation is a concept product at this stage and not available to purchase.

The video below shows Move in action.

Source: Electricfoxy

(All photos courtesy of Leo Lam)

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1 comment
Ed
I'm sorry...there are certain ways the human body wasn't intended to bend...and yoga makes you bend in all the wrong ways!