Apparently the travel system that people have used for literally thousands of years - look down at a map, go in the direction the map indicates you should go - is too complicated for some of the Triposo user base. Even the idea of plugging headphones into a smartphone and having it speak GPS instructions out loud might be well-nigh inscrutable.
So Triposo is crowdfunding a belt that will buzz in the front, back, right, or left to tell travelers where they should go. It would plug into a travelers' smartphone and use the Triposo app for directions. Like a shock collar that some douchebag would put on a dog, except around a human being who is supposed to be having fun.
The Indigogo project page says that this infantalizing, humiliating piece of technology is awesome because "you won't feel like a tourist - no need to get the phone out of your pocket the whole time." True, but the same thing could be said of turn-by-turn GPS instructions.
But wait, says the project page: "it may not be as sophisticated as a turn-by-turn route planner and it might just send you down a couple of streets you had not planned on seeing, but that's part of wandering."
A low-battery shock collar around our waist that will incorrectly guide us to side streets and alleys in cities we don't know? We'll take two.
The project has already raised over $1,250. What's wrong with you people?