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GPS-Enabled Blazer Directs Its Wearer Through Gentle Vibration [Video]

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Wearable Experiments' Navigate jacket is now programmed for the city to let people enjoy a map-free existence.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 25 april 2014

The NAVIGATE jacket by Wearable Experiments helps wearers go around New York City through the GPS tactile system built into its sleeves and shoulders.

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The urban wayfinding jacket comes with an app that stores the destinations and uploads it into the jacket. The NAVIGATE jacket uses haptic feedback to give directions to the wearer, who feels them as light vibrations on their shoulders. The jacket alerts the wearer when and where to turn and makes traveling around a hands-free and map-free experience.

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The jacket took months of research and development. The wearable tech company first unveiled the NAVIGATE jacket late last year.

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Wearable Experiments collaborated with The Unlimited Magazine to create a fashion video featuring the NAVIGATE jacket. The film, “May The Jacket Be Your Guide, a New York Love Story,” shows two people wearing the jacket in New York City and finding each other at the end.

Take a look at the film below.

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Photos taken for THE UNLIMITED Magazine, Issue #6

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