Every other day we hear about bike road accidents due to lack of communication between both cyclists and motorists. This is because motorists never get a clear idea about bike riders’ intention (whether they are going to turn right/left or simply slowing down for a while). To solve the road communication woes, the world’s first smart bicycle helmet dubbed Lumos is created.
This amazing bike helmet is first of its own kind, as it’s integrated with brake and turn signal lights. The standard looking headgear is installed with a front light, wireless indicator lights and accelerometer-powered backlight. This means the bike helmet will automatically flash light signals when you want to slow down, brake or turn your two-wheeler.
There is one triangular rear light, which uses accelerometer to turn flashing light into solid red when rider brakes or slows down. Moreover, the helmet’s left and right signal initiators are connected with bike’s handlebars. To move left or right, the cyclist need to press buttons on their respective handlebars to flash accurate turning signal.
Due to this smart headgear lighting, cyclists’ visibility will be improved and they’ll be able to communicate their intentions to other people commuting on a road. The aim of the innovative headgear is to form better communication among different cyclists and motorists on road, whilst improving road safety.
The project has successfully surpassed its initial target amount of about $125,000 on Kickstarter campaign, with 23 more days to go. The early bird backer price begins from $85, stepping up to $99 and then $119 after each tier sells out. With its early success, its shipping is expected to begin in April 2016.