The Point Locus Jacket Uses GPS Technology to Show the Way

By: Meghan Young - Published: Apr 21, 2011 • References: fashioningtech & dvice
As the world becomes more and more technologically advanced, it is encouraging to see scientists, designers, artists and more coming up with concepts that will help people with disabilities such as the Point Locus jacket hopes to do. Although it's fun to have gadgets like the iPhone, it's a hundred times better to improve another person's living conditions so radically.

Developed by Stephanie Wiriahardja, Emily Chen, David Barter, Karen Truong and Kennett Kwok, the Point Locus jacket is currently just a prototype, yet it holds tons of promise. Point Locus basically uses GPS technology to provide haptic feedback to the wearer so that he or she can navigate easier through their darkened world.

The Point Locus jacket boasts voice recognition technology as well. Stats for Visually Impaired Fashion Trending: Older & Mild
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