Gadgets

24/09/2012

‘Life saver’ bike helmet

The ICEdot Helmet

(From Daily Mail) A potentially life saving smartphone app, which can detect a crash and then alert the emergency services, has been designed for bike riders.

The clever application pairs through Bluetooth with a motion detector which is attached to the rider’s helmet and senses the crash.

The detector, named the ICEdot Crash Sensor, can even evaluate the severity of the crash depending on the force of the rider’s fall.

Following an accident the app will prompt the phone to sound an alarm and a countdown – which can be set to between 15 and 60 seconds – is initiated.

If the alarm is not deactivated the app will contact an SOS service and relay vital information.

The invention has been created by Oklahoma-based software company ICEdot in the US.

The cost of the motion sensor device, the smartphone app and a one year membership to the ICEdot service is estimated to be about 120 pounds.

The device should be on the market in April next year.

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