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Bracelet, Maptic (Tactile Navigation System)

This is a bracelet. It was designed by Emilios Farrington-Arnas.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Emilios Farrington-Arnas as part of Access+Ability.

It is dated 2017. Its medium is polycarbonate, internal electronics, braided cord.

Maptic is a wearable navigation system for people who are blind. Like jewelry, the collection of devices can be worn like a necklace combined with feedback units clipped onto clothing, or worn around the wrist. Connected to a voice-controlled iPhone app and GPS, haptic vibrations not only guide the wearer, but are able to track obstacles above the knee.

It is credited Lent by Emilios Farrington-Arnas.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 4.5 × 1 × 1 cm (1 3/4 × 3/8 × 3/8 in.) L x W (Cord length): 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Access+Ability.

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