Bicycle Helmet with Built-in Lights – Concept
With the massive increase in the number of cyclists in our cities, the issue of safety is high on the agenda of those who work within the industry. Here in the UK there is no legislation governing what a cyclist should or shouldn’t wear but a conscientious rider will always take the best measures to insure they are as safe as possible.
Part of a riders’ ‘safety arsenal’ is making sure other road users as aware of their presence, and with that in mind Italian designer Giovanni Doci has created the Blink Bike Helmet. The helmet has built in indicator signals to the sides, as well as a rear red light. The lights are built into a well designed helmet and feature an intuitive touch system.
My only criticism of the helmet is the necessity for the rider to remove their hands from the handle bars in order to activate the indicator. The helmet is merely a concept at present, and perhaps there is scope for the idea to be further developed if/when it goes into production. If the helmet could be linked up to a handle bar mounted system, the safety factor would be greatly increased.
Never the less, this is a brilliant idea, both visually and conceptually.