A new intelligent yoga mat which has been created and launched over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website this month called the SmartMat. The SmartMat has been equipped with a wealth of sensors that connect to the companion smartphone application to provide you with instruction on your positions whilst monitoring the pressure and balance of your body on the mat.
“When you first unpack and activate your SmartMat, it will take you through a “calibration” process. First and foremost, this involves you inputting some basic information such as gender, height, and weight. On a deeper level, the calibration process will then ask you to lay down on SmartMat and it will take measurements to determine arm span and various ratios between your limbs. SmartMat is able to recognize the difference based on individual body types.
After the initial measurements are completed, SmartMat then takes you through a series of “baseline” poses. This is to determine what your individual abilities and limitations are. For example, in Downward Dog some can place their heels on the ground. For others, this option is just not available. SmartMat will learn these things about you and your practice in the baseline calibration setting so that it can give you intelligent and practical feedback during the heat of your sessions.”
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