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Vidya AR Wearable

Yoga experience in the digital era.


Vidya is a concept for an augmented reality (AR) wearable that provides real-time AI feedback for Yoga students.  After attending yoga classes and talking to several yoga teachers, we sought to craft our version of “the future of a yoga class”. Our solution was to transform the traditional yoga practice into an experience that guides yogis with personalized information as they go through a class.

We designed a device that is comfortable to wear while practicing yoga. Through the device, the students can see themselves performing the pose while getting feedback on where they can improve. Via AR they can also see the instructor at all times, regardless of their head orientation. Being able to see the instructor is an important feature. Previously, unexperienced yogis had to look at their teacher or at other people practicing to keep up with the class flow. Now, they can see the correct way of performing a pose directly in front of their eyes.

 
 
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GET BETTER AT DOING YOGA

Even people who practice yoga often are not always sure what and how they can improve on their poses. While there are about 15-20 yoga practitioners in a typical class, there is only one yoga teacher. Most often than not, one cannot tell if there is a better way to perform a pose, or if there is room to push deeper into it. Yogis lack personal feedback, which makes it harder to get better at it.

 
 
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COMPANION MOBILE APP

We went through several rounds of wireframing for the app and the heads up display. Having the app allowed to save the most pertinent information for the heads up display, keeping the display uncluttered and users free from distractions while practicing. The app is deliberately simple with as few elements as possible, extraction of color to make content and functionality clear.