Bike Helmet Recognizes Hand Gestures To Send Safety Signals

Bike Helmet Recognizes Hand Gestures To Send Safety Signals
Design

An update to the Lumos helmet pairs it with Apple Watch to make light-up turn signals even easier for bikers to activate

Alex Shultz
  • 3 may 2018

The Lumos smart bike helmet is expanding its accessibility by adding a feature that allows it to work with an Apple Watch. Previously, the Lumos helmet would alert nearby drivers and bikers by lighting up to indicate turn signals when users clicked on the wireless remote attached to the bike. Now, Apple Watch users can gesture with their hands when turning left or right, and the Lumos helmet will automatically light up with the corresponding direction. To signal the completion of the turn, bikers simply wave their hand one more time.

Engadget reports that Lumos will soon be available at Apple stores across the United States and Europe, and the product is also available on the Apple website for $180. Lumos’ partnership with a major brand like Apple is noteworthy, considering the smart helmet began as an idea for a Kickstarter campaign.

Lumos

The Lumos smart bike helmet is expanding its accessibility by adding a feature that allows it to work with an Apple Watch. Previously, the Lumos helmet would alert nearby drivers and bikers by lighting up to indicate turn signals when users clicked on the wireless remote attached to the bike. Now, Apple Watch users can gesture with their hands when turning left or right, and the Lumos helmet will automatically light up with the corresponding direction. To signal the completion of the turn, bikers simply wave their hand one more time.

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+mobility
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+road safety
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