As compared to ordinary basic helmets which help you cover your cranium, these helmets are doing slightly more than that. Along with protection, these innovative “smart helmets” bring together many latest features. Additionally, the recent from Brooklyness is ready to offer you an amazing experience. The Classon bike helmet has been devised to enhance safety and visibility with gesture-activated turn signals, automatic brake lights, blind spot detection, and more.
After successful funding of “CMYK folding electric bike” campaign of Brooklyness past year, it has encumbered the Classon bike helmet with lights, sensors, and smart attributes that assists the cyclists in knowing their surroundings in a visible yet non-disruptive way. The smart helmet can function up to 2.5 hours per charge and connects with mobile devices via Bluetooth and the cloud/web via Wi-Fi.
The Classon bike helmet, just like the Lumos bike helmet, contains LEDs that blink to let others know about the cyclist’s intention. The brake lights are automatically activated by integrated accelerometer once it senses that the user is going to stop. However, Classon introduces sensors that read body movement and trigger the appropriate turning light based on hand gestures unlike the handlebar switch to activate left/right turn signals (on both the helmet’s front and back sides).
Similar to Nand Logic Smart Helmet that has not been launched yet, Classon also puts front- and rear-facing cameras for a twofold purpose. These cameras scan the surroundings for oncoming objects (e.g. cars, bikes) continuously during the ride. An algorithm interprets the data to inform the users about the approaching objects from behind. Classon makes use of the LEDs fixed under the visor that blink to indicate incoming/blind spot traffic unlike Nand Logic’s design that notifies with audio.
The 4 GB internal memory of Classon makes it capable of recording and saving an HD video of up to six hours. Although it cannot shoot wide-angle footage in the same way as Forcite Alpine ski helmet, a companion app can enable live streaming and quick access to edit/share videos or GIFs on social media. But, this features demands a “Classon Club” subscription, which also offers access to riding stats, GPS-guided navigation (via visor lights), and future updates.
By initiating Kickstarter campaign for the Classon bike helmet, Brooklyness is trying to reach a target of US$30, 000 in only 30 days. Super early bird pledges begin at $99 for one Classon helmet, which also comprises a free six-month Classon Club subscription.
Sample electronic and prototypes have been designed. Hence, if tooling, production, and testing/certification go along with plan, backers can expect shipments of the Classon helmet to start sometime in April, 2017.