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Alternative strategies for concealing cables in the Drancing accelerometer suit

For some time I experimented with various costumes and techniques for concealing and embedding cables from the accelerometers to the data transmission hub. In the approach shown here "Tubigrip" elastic bandages are used to hold the cables close to the performer's skin, with gaps at the elbows and knees for flexion/extension.

An accelerometer sensor can just be seen near the wrist of the performer under the bandage. When loose costumes are worn over the top, the sensor is completely hidden, so the audience is completely unaware how the sound is being generated.


  • Many different costumes can be worn during one show over the top of the sensor layer.
  • Very robust and secure.


  • Quite fiddly to put on compared with simply getting into a pre-wired suit.
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