Wearable Technology: LED Compass Skirt
A smart piece of clothing helps in wayfinding.
Artist Meredith Scheff’s NorthSkirt is a piece of wearable smart clothing made from soft circuitry. The skirt contains 8 rows of 4 LEDs each, powered by a 9v battery and has a digital compass which lights up a particular row of LEDs pointing north. At the heart of the technology behind this skirt is a flexible soft-circuit board and a haptic compass kit called North Paw.