Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry's top tech writers. This week's pick is yoga pants that can help you achieve the correct forms.
A new "smart" clothing line promises to help you strike the perfect yoga pose, said Shannon Liao at The Verge. Pivot Yoga pants and shirts are fitted with tiny sensors that are supposed to tell you whether you're in the correct position — all while wirelessly connecting to the company's mobile app.
When you take an online yoga class via the app, "the sensors will insert a 'live avatar' of your body into the video so you can easily compare your movements with the teacher's." You can ask the app how your pose looks, and it will respond with posture corrections, saying things like "Move your right knee 6 inches." The clothes, which cost $99, "look, feel, breathe, wash, and perform" like normal yoga gear — just don't put them in the dryer.