Now, smart pants will keep your yoga poses in check
Practicing yoga at home can be problematic, especially when there's no instructor for assistance. You can get the entire posture wrong or even end up over-stretching a muscle, hurting yourself. But now, all those woes can come to an end with a unique pair of smart pants that will keep your moves in check, helping you correct them. Here's how.
First up, how yoga pants can be smart?
TuringSense, a US-based company, has developed a smart line of clothing called Pivot Yoga for home-based practice. The garments, which include a top and leggings, look and feel like regular workout clothing, but they come woven-in with specialized, invisible sensors. These sensors detect your posture and transmit that information wirelessly to the Pivot Yoga mobile app, helping you correct it in real-time.
But, how poses are corrected?
Once the real-time posture is transmitted to the Pivot Yoga app, it inserts a virtual live avatar of your current posture. It is positioned right next to a virtual yoga trainer, helping you see whether you are getting the posture right or not. Plus, the app also features a smart assistant, which can provide detailed instructions to correct your alignment, when called.
All you have to do is ask
While practicing with these clothes on, you'll have to ask "Pivot, how's this look" and within seconds the assistant will tell what has to be corrected. For instance, it could say "move your right hand 3 inches up."
And, you can handle these clothes like normal ones
Though these garments are smart and equipped with sensors and batteries, Pivot has said you can handle them just like any other yoga clothes. There's nothing to remove or add and you can machine wash them in cold water. However, for drying, it is recommended to hang them in the open rather than using a dryer.
Also, no need to worry about battery backup
The built-in batteries bundled with these clothes are about half the size of an old-school eraser, but they promise up to 5 hours of continuous usage on a single charge (via microUSB). This means if you practice for 30-40 minutes daily, these clothes should give you at least a week's backup on one full charge.
Where can you get these garments?
Pivot Yoga garments (a set of top and leggings) have been priced at $99, while the training classes cost about $19 per month. They are up for pre-orders but are only available in America and Canada at the moment. Even the app is available for select iOS devices, but the company has said an Android version is expected to come pretty soon.