Adidas Megalizer

By Didier Brun and Sid Lee

The Megalizer is a system that allows dancers to create their own beat or music with their shoes. The wireless system is placed on each shoe (no cable running on the dancer’s leg, or belt case), efficient at a 6-7 meter range from the speakers. It includes very low latency (max 30ms), handling up to 6 shoes simultaneously. There are two force sensors for each shoe (one for the heel and one for the toe), and a wireless transmitter per shoe to capture the pressure applied on each of the sensors. For ample efficiency, XBee technology was used: with a low power consumption reaching minimum latency at a decent distance.

Here’s Kicks On Fire’s breakdown on the Megalizer
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Tags: Music XBee