Rupert KaldorWearing technology on your sleeve is now literally possible thanks to the brilliant minds at Wearable Experiments, a company that aims to marry technology with functional fashion. The company's Navigate Jacket, launching later this year, is a chic wearable blazer that features integrated LED light and haptic technology that informs the user (or wearer, in this case) when to turn and how to navigate their way around - a garment positioning system, if you will.
"We wanted to challenge ourselves with different garments and strategies to learn about how best to create intuitive technology and designs that solve a problem," explains designer Billie Whitehouse. "The problem is that we are addicted to our screens and this has become a danger to pedestrians. Navigate uses tactile communication to give the wearer their freedom back to look around and enjoy the journey."
So just how can a jacket tell you where to go or when to make a left-hand turn?
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