Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Exploring capabilities of Bluetooth and Arduino, this bicycle navigation system was designed with the needs of the urban commuter in mind. The connected Rfduino unit will keep your eye-sight and hearing available and alert as you ride by sending vibrations to the handlebars using small custom-made vibratory motors. Through extended use, a simple “vibration code” would quickly become a very direct and nearly subconscious form of instruction - a haptic language. This unit, combined with a phone app, will utilize the Google Maps API for complete turn-by-turn haptic navigation. In final form, battery and chipset unit will be easily removable for safety and charging while the vibratory motors will be seamlessly hidden within the handlebar.