MedGizmo - MedGizmo Sports Wearables Overview – Cycling. May 2016
31.05.2016, 18:31   MedGizmo

MedGizmo Sports Wearables Overview – Cycling. May 2016

We continue our series of posts where we are providing updates on certain sports wearables and wearable technology that were discussed in news media in April and May this year. This time we look at cycling.

There were a couple of news reports regarding the bicycles per se. It seems that technology is to a great extent affecting cycling hardware. This can be seen from the following Airbus development:

  AirbusApworks Light Rider World's first 3Dprinted motorcycle.

Weight 35 kg - the world's lightest motorcycle. Power-to-weight ratio equals the one of a supercar. Frame is made out of Scalmalloy® -aircraft grade aluminum offers strength of titanium; is unequaled in 3Dprinting. Powered by 6 kW electric motor, accelerating motorcycle with up to  130 Nm torques.


Digitalist Magazine reported about SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) work on “Wired Bike” concept. A mountain bike is outfitted with multiple sensors that measure vibration, wheel rotation, lateral movement, and other data points that detect the bike’s functionality. The information gathered from these sensors automatically streams and provides 3-D visualization of the bike that tracks its movement. An augmented reality iPad app, showing sensor data overlaying a picture of the bike, which could be used by a service engineer in the field.

Read more HERE

 
ReconJet Smart Eyewear


Smart eyewear for cyclists, runners, and triathletes. Delivers live activity metrics, interactive GPS maps, and more on a display positioned just below the wearer’s right eye. Cyclists and runners can see their performance metrics such as speed/pace, distance, duration, ascent/descent, heart rate, cadence, and power. By connecting their smartphone, users can also get text and caller ID notifications directly on Jet’s display. Jet’s display is equivalent to a 30” screen viewed from 7 feet (2 m) away; wakes up instantly when you glance down, then turns off again when you look away. Onboard GPS; comprehensive sensor suite: accelerometer, gyroscope, altimeter, barometer, and magnetometer; ANT+, Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth 4.0), and Wi-Fi connectivity; pairs with your smartphone to get caller ID, SMS notifications, and access to social media.



 Babaali Smarthelmets


With Rear View Assist (digital rear view mirror); with Heart Rate Monitor (connecting wirelessly to smartphone); with Turn Signal Indicators (LED - 3 Turn Signal Functions); with Turn Signal Indicators and Brake Function; with GPS Tracking Technology; with Music Technology.

A heart rate monitor is seamlessly integrated into this cycling helmet. Connecting wirelessly to any smartphone using Bluetooth technology, monitors heart rate, giving an accurate analysis of  performance. GPS Tracking Technology features Live tracking capabilities: tracks movement live from a PC or smart phone, shows location of the helmet within 5 metres.
  • Anti theft setting.
  • Tracking.
  • Geo-fencing.
  • Cycling data acquisition (chronograph function).
  • Cloud platform data upload.
  • Over the air software upgrades.
  • SOS emergency help.


Hövding Airbag for cyclists


Hövding airbag cycle helmet, providing shock absorption. Designed for standard bike models and for mini #bicycles and folding bikes. When the airbag is triggered, pressure from the airbag splits open the upper seam of the collar, allowing the hood to inflate around your head. Hövding is CE marked after undergoing and the helmet complies with the requirements laid down in the EU Directive for personal protection equipment.

Here is a brief report by Cycling weekly UK: Cycling air bag helmet put to the test



LifeBEAM Smart Helmet



Senses your body while you ride: monitors heart rate, counts calories, gives an accurate analysis of  performance, and protects head. Initially developed by LifeBEAM to monitor the vital signs of pilots and astronauts, the LifeBEAM helmet was only recently introduced to the rest of the world as a wearable fitness device. With the LifeBEAM smart helmet you can monitor your vital signs and performance with aerospace accuracy. Compatible with most fitness apps, fitness devices & mobile devices.

  • Sleek Lazer Genesis design, lightweight and comfortable (Rollsys Retention System)
  • No chest strap required! That means superior comfort on your ride!
  • Optical heart-rate sensor that is seamlessly integrated into the helmet
  • Connect wirelessly to any compatible smartphone, sports watch, or cycling computer via Bluetooth 4.0 and ANT+
  • All weather compatible
  • 15 hours of continuous use
  • Sound and LED light user interface
  • CPSC or CE safety certifications
Watch this video review from RizKnows 
LifeBEAM Smart Helmet & Heart Rate Monitor - REVIEW - Best Cycling Helmet EVER?!

 
RoadwareZ smart vest for bicyclists


Combination of wearable technology and mobile app: selection of safety features including LED turn and brake signals, GPS mapping and tracking, access to a 24/7 emergency monitoring service – and ultimately a rear-facing camera and microphone. The vest's social media capabilities include:
  • Social engagement and chat via Bluetooth connection
  • GPS tracking to ensure that groups that ride together stay safe
  • Ability to find new friends and riders near you

Digital Trends review: This GPS-powered cycling vest can trigger turn signals automatically as you follow a route



 

SpeedX LeopardPro



Imagine a bike with a brain-taking care of everything except the cycling. That's just what we made SpeedX Smart Control to do. It records your ride data and provide you with professional analysis. We designed XCoach specifically to prepare professional training courses-with interesting tasks and challenge, as well as global ranking tables. Integrated designed cycling dock, makes it to easily change your cycling lights to camera, and vice versa. Want to use both the cycling lights and camera? That's also possible! The Leopard boasts a simple, sleek look, matched only by the excellence of its riding  experience. We thought long and hard about our choice of a race-ready SHIMANO 105 drivetrain, TRP fully internal brakes and a T1000 carbon fiber frame, front fork and seat post. The Leopard will surpass your every riding need: whether for intense training and competition or a Sunday spin with friends, it offers unparalleled comfort and enjoyment.

The Daily Dot review
 


 

Projectglovdi: smartphone, smartwatch & fitness tracker

Wearable smartphone in the form of a glove that combines: smartphone, smartwatch and fitness tracker. It is aimed for fit and non-fit individuals who want to live the moment without being constantly occupied by their smartphone. The device is aimed for sports enthusiasts including cyclists, surfers, skydivers, general athletes, sprinters, tennis players, Golfers, Skiers… and for other activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking.



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31.05.2016, 18:31   MedGizmo
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