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Piet Schmidt — Gyroscopic Orientation Device

Navigation, Orientation, Information — Summer 2019

The "Gyroscopic Orientation Device" augments our bodies’ sense of orientation with satellite technology. Analog to how satellites change orientation in space the device uses a control moment gyroscope to exert a circular force on our body.

Our sense of orientation is the result of different senses, experiences and cognitive maps. We have a sense of where we are in the world, the city, the building, the room and how our body is oriented in the environment.

This device extends the sense of orientation by a feeling of places that are out of our natural spacial perception. The Gyroscopic Orientation Device is pushing towards the origin of its wearer, the place where he or she grew up.