Written by Ellie Coverdale
AI is taking over the world - in a good way. You can now automatize most things in your home and all devices and appliances can have some sort of an AI element, making them smarter and more intuitive for your use. But now there are also wearable AI technologies which means that your life could get even easier. It could be as simple as yoga pants, or a bra. These AI technologies can definitely improve your life and help you live in a better, healthier way. Take a look at some of these life-improving technologies.
Nadi X are yoga pants created by Billie Whitehouse from Wearable X that have smart sensors which can help people practice yoga better. Then they tell you how to do a pose, step by step via audio and vibrations. These pants are meant for doing yoga alone, privately and after you complete each step, the sensors scan your body to see if you could do a pose and if you can move on to the next step.
She came up with the idea when she was frustrated with her own yoga practice - expensive classes and no personalized attention to her needs. Her company has done tests aimed at figuring out the orientation of poses that users did when practicing yoga and applied them to the pants.
“These pants use haptics or touch sensations users create when interacting with the technology,” says Sunny Gillan, a freelance copywriter at Academized and State of Writing. “When you need to correct something in your routine, the pants gently alert you. You are supposed to clip on a device behind your left knee and choose an option out of the app’s offerings - you can do a single pose or the entire routine”.
This is an AI tool that you can clip to your waist and it will track your breath to estimate your state. If you are focused, stressed, tired or calm, this tool knows it. If you are distracted, it can alert you via vibrations. An AI coach will then offer help to get you back on track. For example, it can tell you to write down what distracted you and why, so it can then advise you on what to do next - for instance, take a bite to eat, drink some water or something similar. You can also see your patterns in their app - a color is given to each state. You can also use it simply as a wearable and get vibrations when you get distracted.
The maker of this interesting AI device is the company called Tinylogics. They came up with this idea because they were aware of the amount of distractions college students face in their daily lives. Foci got full funding from Kickstarter in only five hours. Some claim that guessing someone’s state with breathing is a bit tricky and unreliable but machine learning can help.
“Muse is a headband that can help you meditate more effectively, ” says Mr. Benson. “It can track your brain signals through the sensors and it gives you a real-time feedback on what is happening in your mind while you are meditating,” says Mike Benson, a fitness writer at Australian help and Paper Fellows.
You will be able to hear soft winds when you are calm and your mind is settled and the winds will get closer to a storm when your mind is wandering and active. The app that comes with the AI starts off with a three minute meditation and the amount of time you do it increases with time. It also incorporates rewards each day you complete a meditation.
Because your brain changes on a daily basis, it tracks your current state before each meditation. The EEG tech has been around for quite some time but it’s being used for different purposes these days. The technology has been tested by MIT, NASA and Mayo Clinic.
After you are done meditating with the headband, you will get information about your session on your smartphone app. Then you get a walk through with graphs, charts and tips for the future.
Ellie Coverdale is a technical writer at Essay Roo and UK Writings. She is involved in several tech researches, and shares her experience at Boom Essays blog. This article is neither sponsored nor paid and any views or services expressed in it are by the author and not those of the Stony Brook Independent.