Las Vegas-based “fashion future” wearable technology innovator, Wearable Experiments [We:eX] has this year unveiled its latest experiment: Nadi, smart fitness and lifestyle tights designed to improve form and flow in the wearer using haptic vibrations and smartphone technology.
Nadi turns the user’s skin into an interface. By sending pulses of varying frequency and intensity, the tights help to correct the wearer’s posture and form while they perfect their yoga technique. It comes with an Android application, which demonstrates the areas on the body needed for adjustment.
“As someone who doesn’t always know the correct form or alignment in poses, I find having that proper guidance is crucial,” says Billie Whitehouse, cofounder and CEO of Wearable Experiments. “As a lifestyle product, Nadi not only acts as that guide, but also integrates into your everyday life reminding you of something as simple as uncrossing your legs while sitting down.”
According to Whitehouse, the app will be available on Android and Apple later this year. It comes with recommended poses and illustrated guidance on correct alignments and posture, working in tandem with the tights.
There are some concerns that the introduction of technology could take away from the freeing and meditative qualities of yoga. But Wearable Experiments cofounder Ben Moir says the technology is meant to empower the human experience, not overtake it.
“With Nadi, the sleek design allows technology to seamlessly integrate with the tights, allowing the beauty and design to take center stage,” he adds.