The safety of bicycle riders on roads is an issue for concern.
Existing approaches to minimise the risk of injury to road users range from the physical separation of the cyclist (cycling paths) through to the wearing of safety devices, such as helmets.
However, a number of technical limitations have restricted the ability of such dedicated spatial regions and wearable systems to minimise the risk and prevention of injury.
CURRENT CYCLE HELMETS
The wearing of cycle helmet for a cyclist is compulsory across all states in Australia. Although helmets have gained usage with a number of cyclists, not all wear them.
Existing helmets afford little protection to the cyclist in a collision and are not designed to the same standard as other motor vehicle helmets.
Existing cycle helmets do not address any technical issues of integrating modern, electronic safety devices, data, or even standard road use indicators that are compulsory on all road registered vehicles, namely: illuminated front and rear turn indicators, brake lights, rear running lights, head light of appropriate brightness to other road users or rear view mirrors.
This concept is concerned with the problem of injuries to humans and animals resulting from accidents. In particular, human injury which results from an unplanned interaction with a machine, such as a bicycle rider colliding with an automobile, pedestrian adult, pedestrian child or companion animal.
Apart from safety considerations, an ID system would allow cyclists to share responsibility when interacting with vehicles and pedestrians.
A solution to these problems is that of smart safety helmet device, aimed at increasing safety for the pushbike rider, other road users and pedestrians.
Additional factors should be in protecting the rider from head trauma effectively plus the ability to see and ride safely in bad weather for them and be seen by other road users in the same conditions.
SMART HAT DESIGN
Smart Hat addresses these issues by providing in the design for:
multi layer helmet construction with impact absorbing features
and facial protection from ground impact
in helmet bluetooth display with speaker, full satnav, speedometer, speed zones, temperature, heart rate, tilt sensor, ultrasonic object proximity warning, turn signal indicators, system icons, time
remote control turn indicators
automatic brake lights
automatic head light and night lights
a retractable visor system with rear view mirrors
a remote control, motorised wiper system for bad weather
integrated digital camera
smart phone storage
bluetooth remote control switch mounted on bike handlebar
provision for an ID sign
customisable outer skin to any colour or graphics
provision for an in helmet cooling fan
superior comfort and safety in operation
Cyclist Safety System