Bicycle helmet SMART reads your heartbeat




Bicycle helmet SMART reads your heartbeat March 7, 2013


Many people have a strong interest in cycling, often check your heart rate while driving. But not everyone thinks this is a very convenient task. Several engineers from the company LifeBEAM, located in Tel Aviv, thinks so too, and so they decided to use some of its proprietary technologies to develop a more convenient way to read the heart rate, which will not prevent athletes distracted. So there was a bicycle helmet SMART.

Before that LifeBEAM already created miniaturized platform Quantum, which is used in fighter pilot helmets. In cooperation with the Israel Air Force, the company collected a device that monitors the heartbeat information on the pilot, his blood pressure and monitor the level of oxygen saturation during the flight. When a potential threat, such as hypoxia, the pilot and ground crew immediately got an alarm.


So using some of the principles of Quantum, a bicycle helmet potozaschitny SMART uses an optical sensor, which is located inside the helmet and directly in contact with the head of the rider. The sensor calculates the pulse and provides information to the special unit located at the rear of the helmet. The unit provides three-way accelerometer, which can reduce the amount of noise caused by movement. Then otchischennaya information supplied via Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT + on a smartphone (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile) cyclist, fitness watch (heart rate monitor), or cycling computer is mounted on the steering wheel.


Weight of sensor and control unit is only 50 grams, and one charge of the lithium-ion battery will last for at least 15 hours.


At the moment the device is used with a helmet Lazer Sport GENESIS, which is included in the package. But if your desire LifeBEAM can integrate into any one you want a copy.

The company is now trying to raise the portal IndieGoGo (ala Kickstarter) sufficient funds to start production SMART-helmet. With a contribution of $ 149 you can (unless of course fundraising is successful) to get one of these helmets.

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