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Go-Go-Gadget Helmet!

by Warren T

Pulse Bicycle Helmet

This is the Pulse Bicycle Safety Helmet – a Dyson Student Award finalist in the Australian Design Awards. Student Designer Julie-Ann Davies of Monash University has incorporated a number of cool features in a sturdy helmet, including:

  • Built-in lighting
  • Reflective surface materials
  • Internal ventilation system
  • - and my favorite –

  • An Ear Drop feature which allows the rider to listen to music, engage a mobile phone or record and retrieve cycling data.
  • Check it out HERE

    Cool. Best of luck to Julie-Ann!

     
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    2 Responses to “Go-Go-Gadget Helmet!”

    1. JW says:

      As much as I hate to be a nay sayer, I see little to get excited about with this helmet. It is a nice looking helmet and I do like the idea of a built in light and adding reflective material for visibility, but c’mon. How wired do I need to be? This passage from the link was my fav:

      “Located only on the non-road side ear so that the oncoming traffic can still be heard, the Ear Drop allows riders to perform their desired riding related activities more easily and quickly, minimising the risk of a fatality. ”

      How about minimizing the risk of my being distracted? Or worse yet, falling over while trying to trackstand while in the clips?

      When I am in traffic, the last thing I want to do is get a call or fret over another “related activity.” That’s why I leave the tunes at home and the phone in my bag until I am at my destination.

      Sticking to my Bell Metro with the blinky on the back.

    2. MC says:

      Doesn’t look padded and bulky enough. The main purpose of the helmet is protection in an accident; the rest of the ‘features’ are a very distant second place.

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