Embedded + Wearable: “Homing Device” by Chris Williamson (2014)

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This “Homing Device” is a belt containing a series of small vibration motors which allow it to give a strong directional sense to the wearer by vibrating whichever motor is pointing in a particular direction.  This means the belt can essentially act as a persistent compass, its direction available to the user at all times, even unconsciously.  Rather than pointing north like a normal compass, however, the user programs it with the location of their hometown and it always points there.

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  1. Check out
    eyebeam.org/projects/address
    and
    www.gradman.com/hapticcompass

    Comment by MattSandler Sandler — September 28, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

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