Technology has given us many remarkable inventions. One of such example is the GPS maps, which when connected to satellite images or Google Street View allows us to see just anyplace. The only limitation with these being that all we can do is see, but no more, Nicola Hume is up with his new concept in which map can be heard.
The concept is an interactive channel that is explored using a stethoscope, which actually is a RFID reader, which senses previously placed chips on the map and plays the correct audio feed on the basis of unique identification. In simple words, map is synced to the microphones placed around the town. When the so called stethoscope is moved over the position of one of these mics, the user can hear whatever is going on at that place at that time.
According to Hume, this map is a means for tourists to explore city in an informal way, which gives local residents authority of responsibility of placing the microphones at the hot spots around the town. No doubt it’s an ingenious idea, which will help the visitors to take their decisions regarding directions more like city dweller rather then just as the tourist, after all they could listen to the city.