Tagged: Cycling safety

Cyclevision helmet with rear HD camera gives rider eyes in the back of the head

Cyclevision helmet

As a cyclist you’d know how vulnerable you are on the road riding amid all kinds of vehicles. There are many safety gears and security systems designed for riding, but no one has before thought of allowing the cyclists to know what’s behind them. As a solution, Australian firm Cyclevision has designed Skully helmet. This is no ordinary helmet;  Skully has a pair of HD cameras embedded into the frame – one camera is fitted in the front and there is one at the back which gives cyclists ‘eyes’ in the back of their heads. Read More…

Smart Lumenus apparels ensure on-road safety for cyclists

lumenus_jacket

Visibility is the prime concern for cyclists, walkers and runners on the road. Generally during the day it may not be much of a requirement (unless weather is foggy or visibility is hampered due to some reason), but at night, being visible means being safe. With the ultimate goal to help save lives, Jeremy Wall in collaboration with accessories maker Outdoor Tech has developed Lumenus, which makes pedestrians and cyclists more visible than any other available product on the market. Lumenus includes two jackets, a vest and a backpack embedded with customizable LEDs, which illuminate as and when the wearer desires. Read More…

These 16 trendy accessories will keep cyclists safe on road

Shiva helmet

When you’re riding a cycle on street, you share the space with cars, motorbikes, trucks, buses, pedestrians and other cyclists of course. When you see the danger on road, you can avoid it, or at least manage to keep yourself safe by reacting in time. The real problem is when you cannot see the danger, that’s when you need cycling gear that can keep you safe from most potential dangers on road. So, if you’re a daredevil rider, or a safety first kinda cyclists, here are sixteen trendy bike accessories to keep you safe while riding. Read More…

POC cycling vest uses printable active lights to enhance rider visibility

POC Lightvest with Light Flex active light technology

With alarming number of cyclists taking to the roads, night safety of riders remains a prime concern. While projects such as Lumos Bicycle Helmet and LED Globe Gloves are proposing safety alternatives for cyclists – Swedish company POC’s team called POC Aid is teaming up with Light Flex Technology to deliver a more active approach to cyclists’ safety. POC wants to use Light Flex’s printed active light technology in its new cycling apparels – the technology currently being integrated in wearables for athletes and sportspersons. Read More…

Solar-powered wristband for cyclists glows to indicate direction

Intelligent-blinker_EPFL wristband

Safety on roads is a concern for cyclists, especially in the dark and in bad weather when visibility is very low. There are fancy safety gears for everyday cyclists, such as the  LED glow gloves, but there is certainly scope for more. To fill the slot, five PhD students from Electronics Laboratory (ELab) at EPFL have designed and developed a solar-powered wristband which glows when cyclist extends his/her arm to indicate a turn. Read More…