That's not the opinion of the US Patent Office. They issued him patent # 7,218,214. Obviously he invented something.First off he didn't "invent" anything here, as there are a few helmet brake light systems on the market already...like this one:
What he did do was apply different technology to the device. Bad part I see is you have to buy his helmet with the device "imbedded" in it....you could as mentioned just buy a Hi Vis helmet. Or the unit I linked to which attaches to the helmet you already have.
I think I already mentioned about a helmet sensor that not only knows if the rider experiances a life threatening impact, but actually calls for help.
So not new, but perhaps more improved. ANYTHING that makes a rider more visable to others on the road is always a good thing. I wish the guy good luck with his application. He will have to install it in a pretty damn good helmet for me to buy it however....I'm more likely to go with the one I linked to above.....
Actually if you read the article he didn't invent anything....he had an idea and the turned to someone else to come up with the technology to make it work. So to me, they invented it....That's not the opinion of the US Patent Office. They issued him patent # 7,218,214. Obviously he invented something.
KM: Did you develop your NEW helmet (with bike) or are you in the process of modification of idea's suggested within your present helmet ?To be honest , I think the idea would be even better if there were lights on the sides and the front too....
And if memory serves me correctly, I suggested putting a yellow flashing rotating light on TOP of your helmet months ago.
I have no plans to add any lights to any helmet nor foresee buying a helmet with lights. The big reason is I don't ride at night. I have a HiVis yellow helmet I wear on cloudy days, (or early morning and dusk).KM: Did you develop your NEW helmet (with bike) or are you in the process of modification of idea's suggested within your present helmet ?
I do have two rapid Flashing LED modules (1"x1.5") (eight LED's each) mounted to my stock trunk which Flash with brakes. I intend to add two additional Running/Brake lights to the rear of my bike for added visibility (separate from mounted stock turn signals).I think those that do ride at night should consider adding more lights... Be it on the bike or helmet. Wearing reflective gear and adding reflective tape to the bike too. The Vulcans tail light is not as bright as it should be in my opinion....so an extra brake/tail light would be a good move.