Getting lost, in addition to being annoying, can also be dangerous, especially if you suffer from a serious medical condition like uromysitisis. To keep you safe in unfamiliar surroundings as well as fulfill your lifelong goal of becoming part machine, a company called Cyborg Nest has created a matchbook-sized device that attaches to the skin under the collarbone on the upper chest and vibrates when its wearer is facing north. Fully waterproof and rechargeable via USB, the North Sense works with magnetic fields (unlike other wearables, no internet requied). Users can implant it with a pair of simple barbell piercings.
If a built-in sense of direction doesn’t sound like enough to justify walking around with a Terminator badge bulging out of your chest, the company also says North Senses will help owners form memories. “There’s a whole other world out there full of things we have no idea about — different types of radiation, sounds, and colors,” Cyborg Nest CEO Liviu Babitz told New Atlas. “Even if it’s in a primitive way, being able to sense and connect to something that I would otherwise have zero clue about is something that fascinates me on a daily basis.”
Wanna go full ‘borg? You can still get a North Sense for its $350 preorder price until January 30th, although footing the bill for the piercing is up to you.
Disclaimer: people you encounter — dates, clients, formerly fellow humans — might think it’s weird that you have a tiny machine sewn onto your person.
But hey, do you.