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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Imitating The Natural World In Order To Improve The Lives Of Humans

Augmented Jacket Imitates Birds’ Navigational Systems

Muchaneta Kapfunde | February 29, 2016

When you adorn the Augmented Jacket you will find yourself no longer so dependant on your mobile phone for directions, because this impressive smart jacket has been designed to help you find your bearings when you are are out and about. Featuring technology that imitates birds’ navigational systems, the jacket gives the wearer the kind of senses that will allow him/her to identify which direction he/she is heading. On the the design Ozkan shared, “During my research, I found that when humans lose their way, the easiest way to reorient themselves is to face north and visualize the map.”

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<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (How Biomimicry is Inspiring Human Innovation. Creative minds are increasingly turning to nature—banyan tree leaves, butterfly wings, a bird's beak— for fresh design solutions. September 2012 and (+Video) (Brilliant Bio-Design: 14 Animal-Inspired Inventions. February 23, 2016)>

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