The concept helmet design which mimics cars in communication

Would a helmet that contained technology cars used to communicate lower the rate of accidents on the road?

Would a helmet that contained technology cars used to communicate lower the rate of accidents on the road?

We've seen innovative new helmets which are designed to cushion motorbike riders from concussion , and headwear which changes color depending on how hard you hit the floor after a collision.

But is there a way to make helmet design smarter to prevent such accidents in the first place?

For Balázs Filczer, a designer from Hungary, there may be a way to make helmets mimic the behavior of a car, potentially reducing communication failures on the road and making drivers more aware of the actions of cyclists.

The designer's concept helmet design is controlled by a Bluetooth control switch installed on a bike's handlebar, which allows the rider to signal with a headlight, taillight, and turning signals installed within the helmet. Removing the need for a cyclist to stick their arms out to indicate a turn, although the experience wouldn't be entirely hands-free, it may be a safer option in comparison to what riders have to do to make their intentions clear now.

The helmet, in its concept stage, could weigh up to 700 grams. Responding to critics on YouTube, Filczer says that although racers would appreciate a lighter design, "it was designed for every day users, who prefer safety."

Image credit: Balázs Filczer

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This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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