Urban Wayfinding Jacket: Navigate in Fashion!


WearableTechWearable technology is the obvious next step in our already digital lifestyles. Google recently launched its Android Wear which is very similar in concept to Samsung Gear and it is well kept secret that Apple is also planning to launch its own smartwatch. These product launches have only gone on to fuel more innovations in wearable tech.

Navigation is fast becoming an important feature of these wearable devices but then how different is looking into a watch compared to looking at a smartphone when you are walking? Well, not much of a difference there!  There has been some cool navigation solutions for cycling and a futuristic augmented reality display for navigation in cars, but navigation when you are walking was never in fashion. Looks like there are interesting developments to solve just that.

How about a Jacket that helps you navigate? This is exactly Wearable Experiments, a US based company is working on. Unbelievable right? Here’s what they are upto – The Urban Wayfinding Jacket!

Urban Wayfinding Jackets do sound rather outlandish besides being an overkill of technology when we just view it as a solution for urban environment. It is fashionable and futuristic but I would be more interested to see this tech being used in operations like mining to help monitor the vital signs of the worker besides keeping track of his environment. I’m sure there are already solutions in this regard but this sure does open up other possibilities!

All that being said, Wearable tech has never been more fashionable 😉 What do you people think? Let us know!

I am one of those passionate "Geo-geeks" and "Geo-people" who is just too excited about everything Geo and Management. Location information and spatial technologies are just too big to take a back seat and watch them revolutionize the world. Always curious and looking for ways to innovate, I guess that it comes naturally by the gene pool I inherited from an engineer Mom and a researcher Dad.



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