Vibrating Wristband Helps Navigate the Visually Impaired Through the City

By: Amelia Roblin - Feb 14, 2015
References: behance.net & yankodesign
Those with impaired vision would be able to find their way around with the help of this vibrating wristband. Without being able to see streets and intersections, the blind can benefit from this creative way to make tactile technology a great guide after simply speaking their desired destination.

Justin Horne modelled this wearable piece of technology after the wristwatch, doubling the round dial so that another face is placed on the inside of the arm. The two components can pulsate separately or in unison, and this is precisely how the wearer can tell which way he or she should go. When the disk on top of the right wrist quivers, you make a turn to the right. An inside signal means you should go left, and the whole Pulse vibrating wristband shaking means you should just keep aiming straight.