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Sep 29, 2007

GPS Gadget of the Week: Vibrating GPS Rings

British designer Gail Knight was looking for an attractive, feminine way to make women feel safe when walking in areas they are unfamiliar with. Her solution? Vibrating GPS Navigation Rings to help them find their way.

A ring is worn on each hand. The guts of the system lies in a controller that can either be worn around the neck or clipped to clothing. The user enters a postcode into the controller and the rings guide them to their destination, using buzzes and vibrations. The rings buzz for left and right, and have different vibrations for forwards and backwards. Both rings buzz when the wearer is going in the wrong direction.

Via The Geeky Traveller
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