The SMART helmet measures a rider’s heart rate in real-time, while the LumaHelm lets them control the helmet’s LED signals using head movement.

The standard plastic-and-foam bike helmet is becoming a thing of the past, with new technologically-advanced concepts and models being designed and developed. With NYC’s Bikeshare program launching yesterday, here are a few tech-enhanced items that will improve your safety and your ride.

The SMART helmet enables the wearer to measure their heart rate in real-time. It features a built-in microprocessor, state-of-the-art optical physiological sensor, accelerometer, and wireless communication capabilities.

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