Sydney born tech innovator Wearable Experiments is back with another smart clothing concept. Nadi combines fitness tights with a custom developed language that interacts with the skin through haptic vibrations.
Each vibration adapts to the body's position, communicating feedback to guide correct posture and form for "practice and life". We're not sure what that means exactly but the action images suggest it'd be suitable for activities such as yoga, pilates and stretching.
Co-founder and CEO of Wearable Experiments, Billie Whitehouse, saids Nadi's real time technology, "Not only acts as that guide, but also integrates into your everyday life".
The tights sync up to an Android app, (iOS available later in the year), that can be paired to monitor form and alignment based on a range of user movement. Other features of the app include recommended poses to help improve form and flow.
"As someone who doesn't always know the correct form or alignment in poses, I find having that proper guidance is crucial," Whitehouse added.
Ben Moir, Wearable Experiments co-founder, believes, "Technology should empower the human experience, not overtake it'', and with that, Nadi is no hard sell. Being pitched as an unobtrusive garment with sleek design, the tactile technology is supposed to "seamlessly integrate with the tights, allowing the beauty and design to take centre stage."
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There's no details on price, availability or even a release date as of yet, so Nadi follows the likes of the FOX Alert Shirt, Durex Fundawear and Navigation Jacket in Wearable Experiments' growing conceptual design arsenal.
Essentially, Nadi aims to empower the user to become the interface, but can a human centred interface really allow you to achieve fitness goals? Let us know what you think using the comments below.