Augmented reality bike helmet conceptual design


DCA has been presenting their concept for Optic, an AR bike helmet at conferences and competitions this year. It includes cameras, sensors, and a clear visor that displays alerts about obstacles, directions, and other data.

Optic gives cyclists the visual information to make safer decisions on the road by integrating front and rear cameras with 360-degree proximity and collision detection. The visor doubles as a heads-up display where Optic live-streams the rear camera and highlights potential risks. This allows the user to focus on the road ahead with full awareness of their surroundings. The visor display can also show navigation and journey statistic interfaces, putting information directly in front of the cyclists without them having to take their eyes off the road.

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Unorthodox motorcycle helmet test shows cheap is bad

In this test a Marushin Samara, approx $260USD, takes a hammer strike while a $40USD RZO does not.

If your head is only worth $40 to you, go for it. I am a huge fan of my Bell Bullitt TT.

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Wolf Motorcycle Helmet

This DOT-certified bucket is marketed as the "Wolf Helmet", but I think it looks like an angry womble. [via Uncrate] Read the rest