It seems so far bicycle helmets were the last product in the list of contenders for the “smart” update. Everything would have been so, if not for American students wishing to equip the helmet sensors to collect vital information. The so-called “black box” capable of calling an ambulance, to communicate with the cyclist and provide the speakerphone with your smartphone.

Smart bicycle helmet is a joint development of students at Oregon State University and the company Intel. In the list of built-in things that can potentially save the life of a cyclist listed accelerometers, speakers, microphone and LED flashlight. Together they provide a helmet holder status information and vehicle driving safety. For example, in the investigation of the accident system can help to clarify the circumstances and causes of the incident.

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In the event of a crash helmet caring will inquire the health of its owner. If necessary, the device to synchronize with a smartphone, hold a few quick medical tests and on the basis of their results will contact rescue service on behalf of the user, transmits the Daily Mail. The information recorded in the memory of the device, it can later be studied in detail.

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With a special application for the operating system Android smart helmet can transmit data about the distance, speed and direction of movement on the smartphone. But its main feature in the other – to find out details of the accident.

The developers say that the helmet does not only function of the recorder, but also plays music and provides a speakerphone.

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Cyclists may also like the other no less interesting development – a smartphone instead of a key from the bike.


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