Chinese design and innovative product platform recently held a competition at our co-working space The Node under the theme of “When Hardware meets the World Cup”. iMusic BodyRhythm, a song-triggered massage vest which launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter last year, is among a slew of interesting hardware rivals that joined the contest. The product is now available for pre-order at US$149.95.

iMusic BodyRhythm is a 5.0 pounds massage vest that can be connected to your phone via Bluetooth. iMusic BodyRhythm app can pick up the music you selected from mobile devices and generate a rhythmic drumbeat on your shoulders. Powered by a music sync algorithm, the beat is auto-synced with the rhythm of your favorite music. If you want a different beat rhythm, you can simply tap and shake your iPhone to create your own drumbeat.

The vest has five kinds of pre-programmed massage sequences and users can use them in case there are no mobile device connections. Each sequence will last 15 minutes. The app also added a screen tapping feature, which will give users pokes somewhat randomly.

The BodyRhythm app can record the drumbeat playlist you created so you can enjoy it again later or share the experience with your friends.

The product is developed by iCess, an U.S. company led by ex-concert pianist Uwe Diegel. The team is focused on transferring traditional products into app-enabled accessories for iOS platform.

image credit: iMusic BodyRhythm

Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at

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