Fashion tech designer Rachel Freire designed Jump North, a custom jumpsuit that senses where the direction north is.
The project was a commission as part of her residency at KOBA, an electronic textile tailor shop on Germany. Rachel decided she wanted a version of the “Northbelt” built in to her jumpsuit that would allow her to always sense where north is. Jumping triggers the north-mode on and off. When you sit still for too long the belt will start to “purr”, waking you up, encouraging you to move as a travel companion might, or relaxing you as it causes you to focus on the sensation.
Code for the project is available on GitHub
Check out this flikr photo gallery for more photos of the project