Not new but still worth mentioning, the FeelSpace belt was developed in 2004 by Peter König, cognitive scientist from Osnabrück University. The belt constantly vibrates to signal the direction of North. After several days of test, participants reported to have shifted their perception of space: “I had some kind of internal map of the city in my head. I could always find my way home”, related one of the volunteers.
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As people move around the city they constantly define new routes and paths to fulfill everyday necessities. This usually means going from A to B in the quickest way possible, but could also mean taking the scenery route or passing by a certain shop, etc. (more…)
DROP is a tactile GPS system developed in 2010 by Designers Allan Sejer Madsen and Lukasz Natkaniec for visually impaired people. The GPS system is in the shape of a hand disk which senses its location using GPS technology, and features a grid (more…)