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

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

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 be plugged into any PC with a USB port.

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