I’m always posting articles on Japanese technology innovation. However, I will admit that they tend to be very geeky type of articles, so today I wanted to take a step back and look at a really cool technological innovation that’s pretty much the furthest away you can be from the scientific community… stripper poles.
Japanese inventors/engineers/hobbyists Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi have taken strain gauges and applied them to the ever entertaining stripper pole. Strain gauges measure… well… strain. There are many types of strain gauges from electrical to various mechanical types.
The article doesn’t give us much on how the system works, but I’m sure the weight on the pole is tied into the LED lighting via a strain sensor somehow. As someone spins on the pole, the lights get brighter. When not on the pole, the lights are softer. So in a sense, when you want all the attention on you, and the brightest strobe, you need to be on the pole. Think Manabe and Ishibashi will see a desire for their technology?