The Index Project
Index Award 2007 Finalists
MUKANA
computerized clothing for the visually impaired

Challenge
Many visually impaired people have trouble finding their bearings on their own.

Solution
MUKANA unites textiles with technology, incorporating a cell phone, a wireless headset, a GPS module and voice-recognition software. Users can ask MUKANA to identify their location, provide information about routes or public transportation timetables and use the phone with a 10-key Braille number pad. MUKANA smart clothing provides a wearable interface for the guide system, designed for comfortable and safe usage in different conditions.an be plugged into any PC with a USB port.

Designed by
Tell No One Design Collective (Paula Löppönen & Ville Tikka) - Finland