Safe Innovative Light For Cyclists!

Friday, July 31, 2015 |
Definitely useful for every cyclist!

We have mentioned before in older posts that riding a bike may be a great way to cross the city's roads and really green for many reasons BUT it is also extremely dangerous! Numerous accidents happen involving cyclists and some of them fatal! Many companies have worked on different projects to reduce the number of the accidents and to make the bike trip safer...

Here is another promising invention!
If you ride a bike a lot - whether competitively or for transportation - you know you have a lot more to be watchful of at night than during the day. And if you don't spot them in advance, things like potholes, weather cracks and other road imperfections can all lead to nasty, injurious spills.

In an effort to help bicyclists avoid these accidents, a group of Chinese researchers from Sichuan University developed a brilliant innovation called, "The Lumigrid."
The device is an LED projector that fits on the handlebars of your bicycle, projecting a square grid onto the ground before you. By looking at the changes and abnormalities in the grid, the cyclist is able to easily pick out potholes and other obstacles, helping them to avoid potential crashes and falls.

The projector has three different settings, offering a variety of grid sizes that are designed for use in different situations. The device's normal mode will display a 140 x 180-mm (5.5 x 7.1-inch) grid, the high speed mode ups the area to 140 x 260 mm (5.5 x 10.2 inches) and the “team” mode widens the grid to 300 x 200 mm (11.8 x 7.9 inches).
Lumigrids was created by a team of researchers from the Sichuan University in China, and has been awarded the Red Dot Design Award for 2012. There's no word yet on whether or not the device will be produced commercially.

I’ve been seeing a lot of design concepts coming up for the safety of cyclists that are incredibly useful! In fact every project that has to do with safety is awesome!

Source: Dose

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