Smart ballet shoes let dancers track their performance

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Wearable sensors are already helping athletes to quantify their performance -- take Zepp for example, which has already created technology that analyzes the swing of tennis and golf players to help them perfect their technique. Now a project called E-TRACES wants to do the same for ballet performers, with a set of shoes and an app that tracks their movements and pressure to create a graphical recording of their dancing. Created by Lesia Trubat, a design student at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, the project involved the creation of a pair of Pointe ballet shoes that were modified with Lilypad…

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