for bikers: jacket turning signal

March 13, 2008 at 6:18 am 5 comments

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Safety first. Leah Buechley designed this using LED’s and her self-developed wearable e-textile technology, LilyPad Arduino. The controls are located on the wrist. I know I’d feel much safer street riding.

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  • 1. james robertson  |  March 17, 2008 at 8:15 am

    Hmmm – well I know I would feel much safer if the entire thing was in hi-viz colours and these signs were on the sleeves…

    Most urban bikers stick their arms out to indicate the direction we are turning; add that to the fact that most of us also wear a backpack to stash our civvies and this is one of those “almost – but not quite..” inventions.. – a Zune as opposed to an iPhone if you like….

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  • […] next new jacket after I destroy my current best […]

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  • 3. Dayne Batten  |  March 17, 2008 at 9:05 am

    Wow. She keeps coming up with interesting stuff. Thanks for the post!

    -Dayne

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  • 4. momeld  |  March 17, 2008 at 9:16 am

    @ James

    Great point about the backpack. Seems like it could be an easy modification to re-locate the arrows further apart towards the shoulders or upper arm.

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