While wearing Compass, a person can point to magnetic north and have the flaps react to show they're facing the correct direction

ArtEZ Arhhem interactive design student Jelle Reith has created a wearable suit that points to the direction of magnetic north using flaps attached on the shoulder, waist and left leg, aptly named Compass. The flaps react to a magnetometer which reacts to where the person moves. For example, if the person moves towards the north, the suit flaps.

Although Compass can attach to clothing, it’s not sturdy enough to take hiking. Ultimately it shows how wearable technology can seamlessly integrate the technology of a smartphone or conventional compass.

Jelle Reith

ArtEZ Arhhem interactive design student Jelle Reith has created a wearable suit that points to the direction of magnetic north using flaps attached on the shoulder, waist and left leg, aptly named Compass. The flaps react to a magnetometer which reacts to where the person moves. For example, if the person moves towards the north, the suit flaps.

Although Compass can attach to clothing, it’s not sturdy enough to take hiking. Ultimately it shows how wearable technology can seamlessly integrate the technology of a smartphone or conventional compass.