Connected Objects Cycling

The FeelSpace belt pokes and prods you back home

Getting to a destination has never been easier with smart devices and their large, colorful screens capable of showing the exact way to a destination. While that’s a perfect solution when simply walking around, that’s not quite the case when it’s particularly sunny, there’s a lack of connectivity, or when riding a bike, easily becoming obtrusive to the activity at hand.

To address these navigational challenges, the team behind the FeelSpace belt took the information on the screen and found another way to communicate it: through directional vibrations on the belt itself. This means that vibrations on the belt go off whenever the wearer needs to change direction, making navigation effortless.


Sunu uses ultrasonic waves to help place the blind out of harm’s way

Those who are blind often discover that much of the world is set up for the sighted. The ways in which infrastructure, entertainment, products, etc. are all set up reinforce this. While tools and systems have been set up to make more of the world accessible, there’s still so much that can be done.

The dedicated team behind the Sunu band is trying to fill a huge gap to empower blind people while they move. The sun is primarily a band fitted with a device that fires off ultrasonic waves, delivering haptic feedback of objects that are at torso and head level. This better informs them of incoming obstacles. In conjunction with a cane, this means that the entire height of the individual is protected.