A project by: Reem Alattas
In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities including biking. However, I have developed a fear of biking after my accident when a car hit me because the car driver did not see my hand signal and consequently did not figure out which direction I was going to take. After a while, I decided to get over my fear by designing an adaptive light notification system and integrate it into a helmet to increase the cyclist’s safety by increasing visibility. Turn signals were attached to the helmet along with sensors to activate the turn signals. The hand free operation, without pushing any button, is as easy to the cyclist as it is easily combined with the hand signals. So, all the cyclist needs to do is to carry out the appropriate hand signal to activate the corresponding turn signal. The straight ahead signal is activated once the cyclist turns on the system. Patent pending status is claimed for this invention.