Spend long enough in the north, and you’ll find the place soon gets under your skin. Possibly it was this thought that inspired tech designers Cyborg Nest to create the North Sense – an implant that lets you know when you’re facing north.
The titanium engineered device is inserted under the skin of the chest and vibrates to point the host in the right direction. According to its creators though, North Sense wasn’t designed to help wanderers find their way back to the Pole. The ability to sense where north is, is widespread in nature and the north star has always been important in plotting our landscape. The idea then, is to re-root us in the natural world and restore this very human instinct.
For those of us who hail from the north, the device will probably be unnecessary as it will always be close to our hearts.