Yurex harnesses your leg shakes for creativity

Created in part by Tosa-san of Maywa Denki (and last week’s Bacarobo competition) and Yanagisawa-san of Kayac, Yurex is designed to help you “Visualize, Monitor, and Control your own Creative Beat”. In layman’s terms, this makes it a strap-on sensor for your binbo yusuri (leg shakes). Translated literally, it means “poor man’s shakes” which, if true, makes me penniless.

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It won’t be available until next year, but the concept seems quite interesting at first glance. Two silver balls on the Yurex device count your leg shakes and data (number, timing , frequency), which you then upload to your online profile with a USB cable. This lets you track your high points of creativity in your day, so there much be some correlation between shaking and productivity/creativity.

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Or not. We hadn’t given it much thought until now, but it does seems that high leg shaking comes with productive sessions, not with the lazy times. It should be interesting to see how the information actually contains value, if it does at all.

Below are videos from the group, as well as some Blog Parts that sum up the device perfectly while making this website shake like a fiend.


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Michael is founder and director of the Mandalah Tokyo trends and innovation consultancy.