A new smart cycling helmet concept is aiming to keep riders safe using built-in front and rear cameras.
The Cyclevision Edge's two cameras are able to capture HD video at 30 frames per second, with the combined 320-degree field of view almost encompassing the entirety of the rider's periphery.
Users will be able to store around four hours of footage on the helmet, which is able to automatically overwrite the oldest footage if the video isn't uploaded.
And, interestingly, with footage able to be streamed live through the iOS and Android companion app, the helmet's rear camera is also able to act as a makeshift mirror, if set onto the handlebars of a bike.
The idea of built-in cameras on helmets isn't anything particularly groundbreaking, but its ability to record rear-view footage allow users to view it in real time could prove to be a hit with safety-conscious cyclists, or simply those looking to record their wild trail footage. In any case, it appears to be a more attractive alternative to mounting a 360 degree camera to your regular helmet.
Cyclevision is currently looking for funding for the Edge on Kickstarter, with the helmet available to early bird backers for AUS$450 (which translates to roughly $350). Shipments are expected to take place in July, and if the device is able to cross over the funding line, we'll be sure to take it out on the road to test if it's the real deal.
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