Lesia Trubat designed a technologic pointé shoes that allows ballet dancers to recreate their movements in digital pictures using a mobile application.
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 Lesia Trubat 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 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 executed and the correction of the steps and body position.
For now, the project is just a concept as Lesia Trubat worked on it for her Final Degree, but she is looking for help to develop it and make it real. The idea is that this project could be extrapolated to other dance disciplines (even non related to dance disciplines like other sports or any other kind of motion gestures) and the applications are multiple, from self-learning or showing the steps in dance classes or the graphical representation of live performance, which would be very spectacular for the audience.