An Australian startup called Cyclevision has recently revealed the Edge, a helmet which has both front and back-facing cameras. This lets riders watch their backs as well as record their adventures while keeping the most important thing in mind, safety.
The dual-camera helmet can record footage in Full HD at 30 frames per second. Each lens has the ability to see 160 degrees. This gives the helmet a combined 320-degree field of view. Twin 32 GB memory cards can store the footage for about four hours. When the storage has been filled up, the helmet will start overwriting the oldest footage.
The footage can be transferred using a micro USB slot. The same slot is used for charging the helmet as well and can last 2.5 to three hours per single charge. The dual-camera helmet can connect to an iOS or Android device via Wi-Fi and an app. They can also livestream video from either camera to the device and can be used as a reverse camera if they attach the device to the handlebars of the bike.
Rob Asker is the creator of the dual-camera helmet and he came up with the idea after a few hit-and-run incidents while cycling. The livestream mode can help the cyclists be safe from cars and other dangers from behind them and everything will be recorded if something goes wrong.
Cyclevision’s Edge is the first camera to offer livestream video services for cyclists and it is currently seeking funding for the helmet on Kickstarter. The pledges start from $350 for the helmet and if things go as planned, the helmet should start shipping in the month of July.
You can watch the helmet in action in the video below: