North Paw is a battery powered anklet gizmo, which turns your body into a living compass. That’s right, once you strap one of these babies to your leg, you’ll always be able to point to the North with unerring accuracy.
How does it work? Well there’s a bunch of cell phone vibrating motors inside the main capsule, along with a magnetic North sensing control unit. Power it up and bingo, you’re Mr TomTom hisself with ‘superhuman’ navigation skills. The whole DIY build kit including a rechargeable LiPo battery pack is $149.00. Enjoy!
At any given time only one motor is on and this motor is the closest to North. The skin senses the vibration, and the wearer’s brain learns to associate the vibration with direction, giving the wearer an intuitive sense of which way is North. Most people “get it” mere seconds after putting it on, and can then reliably point north when asked…Because of the plasticity of the brain, it has been shown that most wearers gain a new sense of absolute direction, giving them a superhuman ability to navigate their surroundings.