- Written by Carole Nash Editor
- Created: 04 June 2014
For many years, scientists and IT professionals have been working towards improving the technology and safety of motorbike helmets and finding a solution to make a difference. The Guardian GA-1 augmented reality helmet, created by New York-based Fusar Technologies, may represent the safest helmet yet created.
The Guardian was developed by Ryan Shearman, founder and CEO of Fusar, and a few days ago it made its debut at the Augmented World Expo 2014.
Even though the helmet is still a prototype, it will become part of a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter by July, Engadget reported. Shearman is planning to bring the helmet to the market in the next year or so.
The helmet comes with an Android board, two wide-angle cameras and parts of Epson's Moverio Glasses. It has already been approved by the US Department of Transportation.
According to Shearman, the Guardian GA-1 is a fully connected and integrated device that bikers can wear and be constantly aware of what is happening around them. The information the helmet provides includes speed, fuel consumption and navigation data, but it also streams data concerning the biker's surroundings, both at the side and at the rear.
The helmet will be capable of informing the biker of dangerous situations and protecting the rider from an accident before it occurs. Future prototypes are also planned to incorporate voice control, Shearman says.
Image: Fusar Technologies