While most mapping and global positioning systems (GPS) deliver information through graphics or voice, Wayband gives tactile feedback. When paired with a smartphone navigational app, it guides the wearer to their destination by emitting patterns of vibrations instead of oral cues. Transmitting directions through pulses frees the user to hear other external sound cues, such as traffic or conversation. A sport version of Wayband was worn by blind ultramarathoner, Simon Wheatcroft, in the 2017 NYC Marathon.
It is credited
Courtesy of WearWorks.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 10.2 × 3.8 × 7.6 cm (4 in. × 1 1/2 in. × 3 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.