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Being controlled by electric shocks

Finding your way around a new city can be difficult - but imagine if you could be guided where to walk with electric shocks.

BBC Click's Nick Kwek tested out a device developed at Leibnitz University in Hanover. Researcher Max Pfeiffer has taken a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine used in physiotherapy, given it Bluetooth connectivity and linked it to a smartphone.

When linked to a sat-nav tool it could guide the wearer to a destination using electric shocks to ensure the legs know which direction to take.

Could it catch on?

This video was filmed in a safe environment. Care should be taken when using any products that provide an electrical stimulation.

More at BBC.com/Click and @BBCClick.

  • 06 Oct 2015
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