Intelligent yoga mat could replace your instructor

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Technology is changing the way we exercise — whether it's wearable fitness trackers or apps such as FitStar, which acts as a digital personal trainer that reacts to users' workout performance. Bringing these capabilities to yoga, the SmartMat uses sensors to intelligently measure users' posture and balance to deliver personalized advice and help improve their practice. Currently seeking funding via Indiegogo, the device is just as thin and flexible as a standard yoga mat, but is filled with lots of tiny sensors and is able to connect to mobile devices. Before it's used, a calibration process helps the mat to…

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