The glo Hoodie is a wearable technology garment that amplifies and augments the expressive movement of a dancer. It provides the novice audience with an available affordance to better appreciate and understand modern dance, and the dancers new tools to better communicate with the audience, with each other, and with themselves.
The garment provides the dancer with a gesture control interface through embedded RFID tags, and a motion control interface through accelerometers sewn into the garment.
Each of these can trigger playback of animated light patterns on an array for LEDsarranged over the neck and shoulders. This allows the dancer control over the garment while in use, and the ability to enhance his movement.
This garment was designed and tested in collaboration with local dance troupe gloATL.