Interactive textiles are finding ways to reach everywhere. Australia’s CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology has designed a interactive sleeve that is designed to help basketball players develop a shooting rhythm.
It works by making rhythmic sounds that correspond with the shooting motion. Although this cannot be used in a game situation, it does help promote repetition and muscle memory. When the sounds play like disco drums, then the motion is correct.
This body mapping technology can lead to some interesting concepts down the road… stay tuned.