//MUKANA is wearable piece for the visually impaired.
//MUKANA includes a mobile phone, a wireless headset, a GPS module and voice recognition software. Users can ask the system to tell them their location, to give information on what route would lead to their destination or on the timetables of public transportation.
People can use the phone and operate the guide system with the help of a Bluetooth® enabled wireless headset and an integrated Braille number pad. There is a pocket where the headset can be charged and stored, as well as a pocket for keys and a wallet.
//MUKANA is made of materials, which have special sensory qualities.
Developed by Paula Löppönen and Ville Tikka. Realization and technical interpretation by Päivi Haaksiluoto.