W Y L D | Haptic navigation for outdoor activities
Experience Design, Interface Design, Industrial Design, Physical Computing

W Y L D  is a concept of an interactive system consisting of an intelligent belt and a smartphone application. The belt sends tactile indications, mainly for navigation. The system can also warn in the case of an approaching storm or advise the user to take a break. Rather than stimulating the user to stronger sportive performance, the system encourages the user to enjoy nature during outdoor activity. Orientation is an important requirement to stay secure when doing activities outside. Interactive maps offer a lot of functionalities, but are mostly screenbased. This is not always useful for outdoor activities. With  W Y L D, the user can move freely without being distracted by a screenbased orientation system.