Designer / Researcher, MUKANA.
▶ Designing MUKANA smart clothing for visually impaired that provides a wearable interface for the guide system, incorporating a neoprene sash, a cell phone, a wireless headset, a GPS module and voice-recognition software. MUKANA helps visually impaired to identify their location and use the phone with Braille number pad as well as provides information about routes or public transportation timetables.
▶ MUKANA has appeared in the blogosphere in over 100 blogs including Engadget and we-make-money-not-art, as well as in Business Week.
▶ It has also been exhibited globally in the following exhibitions:
–SAUMA, Design as cultural interface, Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland, 2008
–INDEX: AWARD EXHIBITION, Gwangju Design Biennale, Korea, 2007
–INDEX: AWARD 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007
–SAUMA, A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, U.S., 2007
–SAUMA, World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, New York, U.S., 2006
–SAUMA, Embassy of Finland, Washington, DC, U.S., 2005