OmniShield

A Sensor-Equipped Bike Helmet

Project Status: Complete

I created this project to make a proof of concept model of a bike/motorcycle helmet capable of detecting objects in a user's blind spots, as well as warn a user if there is any threat approaching. The helmet detects incoming objects/vehicles via LIDAR sensors mounted to the rear. Status LEDs are placed in the peripheral view of the rider and are illuminated based on the distance and speed of an approaching vehicle.

Design Files

OmniShield's Lidar mount and main circuit board enclosure were designed on Autodesk Fusion 360 and 3D printed. The Lidar mount was specifically designed to allow for maximum Lidar coverage.

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First LIDAR Prototype

First LIDAR Prototype

Sensor Testing

Sensor Testing

First Proof of Concept

First Proof of Concept

Proof of Concept Test

Proof of Concept Test

Final Prototype Main Board

Final Prototype Main Board

Test Video

This was the first test of the helmet in real-life conditions. Initially, the right side LED illuminates. This is because of a parked car present in my blind spot (outside frame). As a car drives close to me, the left LED flashes rapidly, indicating a potential hazard. The system is able to detect hazards far before they come close to a rider, giving riders time to make potentially life-changing decisions.

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