Che-Wei Wang
Eduardo Lytton
Kristin OFriel

momo : a haptic navigation device

momo is a haptic navigation device that uses GPS, physical gesture, and haptic feedback to guide a user to a destination.

Introduction to Physical Computing - Wed AM (Igoe)

A haptic navigational device that requires only the sense of touch to guide a user. No maps, no text, no arrows, no lights. momo sits in the palm of your two hands and navigates you to an end location by leaning and vibrating. Akin to someone pointing you in the right direction, there is no need to find your map, you simply follow as the device gravitates to your destination.

City populations significantly increase around the world each year, globally redefining the economic and cultural disposition of the planet. momo explores this challenge to design enriching human experience in expanding urban environments.

Anyone that is willing to play with a new style of navigation.

User Scenario
The possible user scenarios that can come out of this device range from treasure hunts to assistive technology for the blind. Our first test scenario uses preprogrammed GPS coordinates of twelve parks and functions as a tour guide. Detached from the map, users are free to experience the city as they move with ease from one destination to the next at their own leisurely pace.

GPS module, digital compass, arduino board, two servo motors, masonite armature, crochet cozy sweater

GPS technology has a long way to go and we have a new found interest in hyperlocative technology.
People impart far more intelligence to electronic devices than they deserve.