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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Motorcycle rear-view with in-helmet display - Hack a Day

Motorcycle rear-view with in-helmet display

posted Sep 20th 2010 1:33pm by Mike Szczys
filed under: wearable hacks

Want to see what’s behind you when riding your sport bike without taking your eyes off the road? They make rear view cameras for that but [Nescioqd] wanted a rear display right in his helmet (PDF). He started by mounting a rear-pointing camera on the back of the bike, powered from the 12V feed for the taillight. On the display side of things he picked up a Myvu Crystal wearable display. This is like a pair of glasses that have small LCD screens were the lenses should be. [Nescioqd] removed one lens and mounted it inside the helmet.

Since the display resides inside the helmet there is some concern about being able to see at night with a bright screen below your eyeball. [Nescioqd] actually ran into the opposite problem at first, bright sunlight makes it difficult to see the image on the LCD screen. He fixed this by picking up a dark tinted helmet visor (the easiest solution) but we’d love to see a photoresistor used to regulate the backlight level.

It would be interesting to see both screens used, with rear-view on one side and an instrument display on the other.

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Go there...

Myvu Crystal wearable display
Motorcycle rear-view with in-helmet display - Hack a Day
myvu crystal wearable display - Google Search
Myvu Crystal - WearComp Wiki
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YouTube - Myvu personal media viewer review by Crazyfunbabe
myvu crystal - Google Search
Myvu Crystal - Google Product Search
Review: Myvu Crystal Video Eyewear for iPod - PCWorld Myvu Crystal Personal Media Viewer, Standard Edition (Black): Electronics

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