Safety first. Leah Buechley designed this using LED’s and her self-developed wearable e-textile technology, LilyPad Arduino. The controls are located on the wrist. Fantastic!
(via momeld, via why me)
This is one of those simple, ideas that is absolutely perfect.
I would be really amazed if something like this doesn’t become a HUGE hit.
– Jessie –
Because using arm signals is too hard?
@Andrew – using your arms to signal turn is not particularly hard. Nevertheless, I’d prefer to keep my both hands on handle bars, especially in bad weather. Another thing, one armed cyclists (like that guy in Copenhagen – http://cycleliciousness.blogspot.com/2008/02/five-wheels-three-arms.html). If the controls can be located on just one wrist, it would be perfect.
Arm signals are awesome, but amazingly not all drivers are taught them. Or remember. Or respect them.
I would also wager that arm signals might be a bit hard to see if you are riding your bike at night.
“Because using arm signals is too hard?”
That’s what I thought at first, but I’ve found some rebuttals to that :-)
– Difficult to see at night
– Extending arm for extended period may cause balance issues.
– When stopped at traffic light, it’s not practical to keep arm extended.
– Extending arm into oncoming traffic make me giddy :P
Tina, I tell ya.. I don’t think I’ll survive if you ever decide to leave the online world – I love this!! It would be awesome for when I move back to Dublin!
wow amazing. i had similar idea 2-3 years ago. glad that somone actually did it.
Eye of Rambaldi, anyone?
i yould like echantillons
think you for your confidence
Great idea, but bikers are usually hunched over the handlebars so it would make more sense to put this on the lower-back region for better visibility.
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