A New York-based lifestyle brand has stretched yoga technology to a new extreme – apparel designed with embedded electronics.
Wearable X has introduced the Nadi X, wearable yoga technology that guides the wearer with the touch of a yoga instructor using vibrational feedback.
The pants have the ability to identify the pose the wearer is in and then provide real-time feedback through gentle pulses that draw awareness to the the focal points of each pose. Nadi X is accompanied by a companion iPhone app and battery, known as the “Pulse.” The Pulse clips behind the upper left knee and powers the sensations in the pants. The frequency and intensity of each vibration rhythm encourage how to orient the body in each pose.
“I was never really good at yoga and felt intimidated whenever I would explore a new pose,” said Billie Whitehouse, co-founder and CEO of Wearable X. “Throughout creating this product, we worked with over 50 yogis across three different continents to understand the importance of alignment in time and space. We are proud to redefine what it means to be a modern lifestyle brand by combining fashion and technology.”
The companion app connects to the pants via Bluetooth technology and is catered to everyone from beginner to gurus.
“We believe technology should empower the human experience, not overtake it,” said Ben Moir, co-founder and CTO of Wearable X. “With Nadi X, the sleek design allows technology to seamlessly integrate with the tights, allowing the beauty and design to take center stage.”
Photo and video courtesy Wearable X