Haptic Interaction/ Interface

Project Proposal:

A wearable navigation system that uses haptic feed back to navigate the cyclist through urban areas, possibly interfaced with a corresponding mobile app.

Project Requirements:

The system will exploit the navigational advantage afforded by bike riding in urban areas i.e. that the rider shouldn’t necessarily be limited by traditional, legal routes as mandated by google maps and other commercial navigational systems.

The wearable component should be as unobtrusive and unrestrictive to the cyclist as possible and with a deliberately ‘un-techy’ aesthetic (use of ‘natural materials?’).

Recherche:

Haptic Interaction

momo2

*Momo:* preprogrammed GPS unit of predetermined locations. Handheld device that provides feedback with tilting and vibration,  houses digital compass

]2 Momo: preprogrammed GPS unit of predetermined locations. Handheld device that provides feedback with tilting and vibration, houses digital compass

Lechal Shoe:

Vibration (L+R shoe to turn)

]4 Vibration (L+R shoe to turn)

Navigate Jacket

navigatejacket-2

Vibration and sequential LEDs

]7 Vibration and sequential LEDs

CTS Therapy Gauntlet

Conductive sensor thread sewn directly into hounds tooth knitting pattern: reminds user to move/position of the hand

]9 Conductive sensor thread sewn directly into hounds tooth knitting pattern: reminds user to move/position of the hand

e-textile/wool experiments

Alternative electronic switches intergrated with material properties: stretching knitted material activates electronic switch

]11 Alternative electronic switches intergrated with material properties: stretching knitted material activates electronic switch

Aesthetic Ideas:

I like the idea of making something so ridiculous it becomes somehow plausible, mixing analog with digital tech

leather, studs + brass

]12 leather, studs + brass

steampunk mood board

]13 steampunk mood board