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Orphe LED Smart Shoes by No New Folk

NO NEW FOLK

Japanese startup No New Folk has conceived Orphe, a smart-shoes that uses motion sensors and LEDs to turn dance performance into a light show. The sole of each shoe contains advanced motion sensors, around 100 full-color, serially-controlled LEDs, and a wireless module. This technology allows users to intuitively express themselves in new and interesting ways by freely mapping interactions between their movements and light and sound.

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“Orphe’s lights can be set to change along with the speed and orientation of a dancer’s movements, allowing for various forms of expression and performance — giving motion an ‘aura’, for example, or creating a design using after-images,” explain No New Folk.

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The shoes are currently being offered as a reward for an early bird pledge of $270 USD, after which they’ll be $330 USD a pair, with an estimated delivery in December. Head over to the Orphe Indiegogo page to check them out.

 

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all images and video courtesy of NO NEW FOLK