The Classon bike helmet, created by Brooklyness, was designed to improve safety and visibility, with gesture-activated turn signals, automatic brake lights, blind spot detection, and more.
Brooklyness has loaded the Classon bike helmet with lights, sensors, and smart features that communicate with cyclists to inform them of their surroundings, without disrupting their ride. The smart helmet can run up to 2.5 hours per charge and communicates with mobile devices via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
The helmet is designed with LEDs that blink to tell others around the rider where they plan to go next: right, left or straight. Embedded is an accelerometer that automatically triggers the brake lights when it detects that the user is coming to a stop. There’s no need for a handlebar switch to trigges turn signals, as the Classon features sensors that read body movement and actuate the appropriate turning light based on hand gestures.
The helmet has both front and rear cameras that scan surroundings for approaching objects (like cars or pedestrians). An algorithm reads the information to let users know when something is approaching them from behind, and Classon uses LEDs mounted under the visor that blink to indicate blind spots and potentially interfering traffic. The cameras onboard also has 4 GB internal memory, allowing you to record and save up to six hours of HD video.
There’s also an app that enables live streaming and easy access to edit or share videos on social media, though you’ll need a “Classon Club” subscription, which gives you access to your riding stats, GPS-guided navigation, and updates.
You can back the Classon bike helmet on it’s Kickstarter campaign, where they’re hoping to reach $30,000 in 30 days. Super early birds can snag a smart helmet for only $99, which includes a free six month Classon Club subscription. Shipment is expected to start in April 2017.
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