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Vibrating GPS rings

A British designer at the Royal College of Art designed this experimental device which consists of a buzzing ring for each hand and a device controller with a GPS receiver that is worn around the neck or attached to clothing.

The idea is to make people feel comfortable in unfamiliar territories by providing them with a sense of direction and helping them navigate through streets they have never been on before.

The rings buzz for left and right, and have different vibrations for forwards and backwards. Both buzz when going in the wrong direction.

The controller has an 8 digit display, through which you can enter a zip code. The electronic compass together with the GPS receiver will provide navigational info to its user for the location entered

Source: navigadget.comAdded: 4 June 2008