Step SmartStep Smart Shoe for tap dancers
Tap dance shoes (tap, Irish step, Flamenco) have metal parts on the sole. Dancers ruin the floor surface where they practice and are very loud, causing a nuisance. Footwork is very bad for the joints and back, especially if the technique is poorly taught. The team’s hybrid educational tools and IoT wearables aim to solve these problems.
To develop a flexible anti-shock & soundproof shoe sole cover for tap dance shoes applying advanced materials. The partnership will use the analogy of silicone horseshoes, the rubber anti-slip shoe cover, and the silicon shoe heel protector. The Project draws attention to the possible crossroads of digital culture and old cultural heritage. What can tech innovations do for art and well-being?
Art director and designer of DosGolpes and A+Z Design Studio and a hobby flamenco dancer based in Budapest and passionate about developing an EdTech/Health Kit of wearables devices for all types of tap dancers. Current member of iLab CEU Innovation Lab, Budapest.
ROSA DE LAS HERAS (Spain)
Rosa de Las Heras is a dancers, researcher and teacher who has a patented innovative system to note tapping and footwork rhythm.
Gabor Feher (Hungary)
Research software engineer, and lecturer at TU TMIT Department Budapest.