LiveMap: A 'Smart' GPS Motorcycle Helmet That Really Is
So all of this considered, the LiveMap helmet is indeed one wicked smart piece of wearable tech.
LiveMap CEO Andrew Artshchev says he got the idea for the LiveMap helmet from fighter pilot technology, "I learnt about the concept of aviation helmets and decided to create a civil motorcycling helmet on that model, which would show not target detection for pilots, but navigational information - to turn right or left and so on."
Specifically, the LiveMap will offer:
- augmented reality for easy and user-friendly navigation
- clearly visible collimated image (i.e., it is always in focus, as in scope sights)
- a full-color, translucent minimalist display projected on the visor interior that will provide an unobstructed view and eliminate the need for a separate display
- voice control via embedded microphone, based on short commands issued in normal language that will be context-understandable
- two earphones
- a light sensor that will adjust image brightness according to external light conditions
- G-sensor, gyroscope, digital compass for head movement tracking (the picture changes according to the view direction)
- long operation time, courtesy of two 3000 mAh batteries
The LiveMap helmet will go on sale in the U.S. in August at a stock price of $2,000 (the company is, though, accepting pre-orders at their website for $1,500).