Loop

Loop allows its user to be more focused in the environment and eliminates the need to have a phone out to look at directions. It has many uses from intuitively directing running routes to helping tourists visit all the hot spots while looking up at the sights. We explored various options of ways one could interface with map direction apps, and settled on the sense of touch.

Loop is a directional haptic feedback accessory. The armband has vibration points spaced evenly around the band that guide the user right or left by pulsing in a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, respectively. 

Designed in Collaboration with Kathryn McElroy