On website IndieGoGo Russian developers presented the project LiveMap – motorcycle helmet with technology of additional reality, integrated under a navigation system based on Android. With the helmet LiveMap rider at the same time be able to see the surrounding area and a computer-generated image with the instructions of the navigation system.
Work on the project began five years ago. Since then, the authors of LiveMap with the support of the Department of Sciences in Moscow had to design a helmet, an optical system, an electronic charge, and integrate the helmet with OS Android.
The whole interface will be displayed on the protective visor, which plays a role in LiveMap display. Thus, while driving a motorcycle helmet LiveMap provide the driver with all the necessary information about the route, without distracting from driving. However, in order not to distract the driver, the navigation map will be displayed before the eyes of the rider only at low speeds.
Also for safety it will be impossible watch video in the helmet LiveMap, surf the Internet or play games, but with Bluetooth helmet will allow alternative access to such commonly used devices in the road, like a phone and MP3-player. One such motorcycle helmet can replace many gadgets to ensure safety on the roads. Through the use of technology carbon fiber helmet LiveMap will have a high strength, which is important for bikers, and its weight will be between 1.4 kg and 2.2 kg, depending on the resolution. Catering to the helmet will provide two batteries with a capacity of 3000 mAh each. A single charge lasts for over 24 hours of helmet action.
In case of a successful start-up helmet will be equiped with digital compass, gyroscope, headphone, microphone, orientation sensor, changing the relative position of the sight of the head in space, and a light sensor that automatically adjusts the picture brightness depending on the ambient conditions (time of day, weather conditions, etc . etc.).
The microphone in the helmet will be useful not only for phone calls while driving, but also for the supply of various voice commands. For example, using voice driver will be able to plan a route, look for the right address and request information about points of interest POI.
To start the production of “smart helmet” in the second quarter of 2014 to the organizers of the project is required to raise $ 150,000, and is currently a startup budget is only about $ 2,000. First sponsor, who made $ 1,500, and the developers promise to make the first holder of the helmet LiveMap. Next helmet for participants startup will cost $ 1,800, and in the series to appear on the sale price of at least $ 2,000. While the prototype of LiveMap was able to recreate only using the 3D-printer.