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E-traces creates visual sensations from ballerinas

Zoe RomanoNovember 5th, 2014

Electronic Traces is an interactive project designed to allow ballet dancers to recreate their movements in  digital pictures using a customizable mobile application. It was prototyped by product-designer Lesia Trubat mixing technological, artisanal skills and using Arduino Lilypad, force sensitive resistors and accelerometer:

The concept of Electronic Traces is based on capturing dance movements and transforming them into visual sensations through the use of new technologies. To do this we focused on the ballet shoes themselves, which through the contact with the ground, and thanks to Lilypad Arduino technology, record the pressure and movement of the dancer’s feet and send a signal to an electronic device. A special application will then allow us to show this data graphically and even customize it to suit each user, through the different functions of this app.

The user can then view all the moves made in video format, extract images and even print them. Dancers can interpret their own movements and correct them or compare them with the movements of other dancers, as graphs created with motion may be the same or different depending on the type of movements execute.



5 Responses to “E-traces creates visual sensations from ballerinas”

  1. f41_ardu Says:

    Great, just start to think about to build one for my Irish Dancers!

  2. pjt Says:

    Oh look, the 5,000th pair of shoes with an accelerometer and gyroscope. Check out how many of these kinds of shoes are on Kickstarter.

  3. sportsmanias Says:


  4. phuonganh Says:

    that’s great

  5. ccitacc Says:

    It is interesting project. Where I can get more info?

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