I come from a village with only one road so you can understand my shock when I moved to the warren that is London. Attempting to memorise maps is about as easy as changing a tire for the first time. It’s a bit depressing, to get lost every single journey, until you figure out how to cycle with one hand while navigating with a phone of course. It’s at that point when you start to rank speed over safety. No wonder HAIZE exists then. This little device will solve all navigational problems.
HAIZE is a 21st century compass that doesn’t point to north – but your destination. A blue light which circles the device shows roughly where the end destination is in relation to you and encourages you to find your own way there.
If you are getting hopelessly lost (probably in Soho) HAIZE does support turn-by-turn navigation. In this mode the device will tell you whether to turn left or right and navigate you there in the quickest route possible.
The project is supported by 11 team members around the world who have developed HAIZE into the prototype you see. They are looking for £50,000 on Kickstarter to be able to continue development and fund production.