Anyone who enjoys yoga but can’t always make it to a class or is looking to learn more in the comfort of their own home, might be interested in 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
The SmartMat is the world’s first intelligent yoga mat and has been designed to be rollable, portable and responsive and using the companion application will adjust to your yoga practice enabling you to discover your perfect yoga pose for your individual body, say its creators.
Watch the video below to learn more about this new intelligent yoga mat and how it might help you develop your understanding of yoga and your body positions. Its creators explain :
“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.”
The SmartMat project is currently over on the Indiegogo crowd funding website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think SmartMat is something your yoga sessions could benefit from, visit the Indiegogo website now to make a pledge and help SmartMat become a reality.
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