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Smart Wheel concept unveiled at Euro 2014

Smart Wheel concept from Lightweight

At Euro 2014, world’s largest bicycle trade show, Germany based company Lightweight demonstrated a new Smart Wheel concept that provides real-time tyre pressure and temperature data from the wheelsets. Equipped with a small sensor integrated into the rim, the Smart Wheel system after evaluating the tyre pressure and temperature sends the real-time information to the rider through a smartphone app via ANT+, thus keeping him updated all the time. Originally, the project was initiated to calculate the temperature of the rim and tyre during braking from circuit boards attached to the spokes.
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Behold the lightest forearm crutch in the world, made from carbon fiber

INDESmed Carbon Fiber Forearm Crutches

In our contemporary realm of personalized accessories, carbon fiber equates to the new age style factor. The above pictured carbon fiber crutch from Indesmed upholds this essence of elegance, albeit with the familiar material advantages of durability and reduced weight. In fact, the contrivance is already touted as the ‘lightest forearm crutch in the world’ with just 220 g (0.5 lb) of weight. This structural benefit in turn is bolstered by an assortment of ergonomic features for improved maneuverability and comfort of the user.

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Interview: Jeff Woolf, the maker of Morpher foldable bike helmet

Jeff Woolf Morpher bike helmet

Bike accident can be the most dangerous thing that can happen on the road and accounts for the maximum number of fatalities around the world. A guy, who himself got face-to-face with a dangerous accident decided to make a folding helmet that would protect the head no matter what. And we got the chance to get one-on-one with that intuitive person who is known as Jeff Woolf, the maker of popular Morpher Helmet, specifically designed to secure your head while riding bicycle and comes with light-weight and foldable credentials. So get mingled in this interesting interview with Jeff Woolf who cared to design a bike helmet with amazing protection and portability aspects.
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Morpher helmet for biking can be folded to be carried in your bag

Morpher helmet by Jeff Woolf Biking has become a thriving activity for many Britishers, especially after the introduction of Boris Bikes in London and the British exploits in Tour De France. However, while such human powered transportation is good for your health, there are always those potential risks of heavy and even fatal injuries due to avoidance of wearing helmets. Quite unfortunately, statistical figures for London say that around a whopping 93 percent of people who hire bikes don’t wear helmets. Another related report conducted in US states that more than 90 per cent of biking fatalities comprised of cyclists who didn’t wear helmets. So what exactly prevents people from wearing the helmets? Well, the general answer from many cyclists was simple – conventional helmets are too bulky to carry around. Well, inventor extraordinaire Jeff Woolf has ingeniously found a way that works around this cumbersome ‘bulkiness’. He has designed the Morpher Helmet, a contrivance that can be easily flattened and then folded to be carried in a small bag.

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Stefan Klein’s Aeromobil 2.5 emerges as a ‘working’ flying car

Stefan Klein's Aeromobil 2.5

The very term ‘flying car’ presents itself as a wondrous oxymoron. However Stefan Klein, the creator of the the above pictured Aeromobil (version 2.5) doesn’t so much bother with figures of speeches, as with his ingenious technology that makes flying cars a real possibility. He has been developing the Aeromobil prototype for the last 20 years. This is quite evident from the exquisite looks of the contrivance, accompanied by dollops of streamlined features. Of course, the credentials of the design are not just limited to its aerodynamic attributes; the Aeromobil also integrates folding wings, a propeller in the tail and an engine that also effectively drives the front wheels.

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