Smart shoes for performers are like super hi-tech LA lights

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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.

Dancers and artists have always used clothing and lighting creatively to accentuate their movements and enhance their performance, and now Orphe — a smart shoe system from No New Folk — will enable them to do both at the same time. Orphe is a creative, smart wearable for artists and performers that uses 9-axis motion sensors and nearly 100 serially-controlled LED lights, putting an entire light show at the wearer's feet. The shoes use a wireless module to connect the performer's movements to the light and sound elements in their show via a tablet: the LED lights can either react…

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