Does your helmet call 911?
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Molto Verboso
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:40 pm quote
This one does..
https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/us/911-helmet-trnd/index.html
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:03 pm quote
My helmet won't but my Apple Watch will. When you land hard enough, like in an accident, it detects the abrupt motion and then starts beeping at me and asking if I'm ok. If I don't answer within a certain time period, calls 911 and also a number I have programmed in, which is ms Miguel. It send my location too.

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Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:13 pm quote
My Garmin bicycle computer can do this too. I think it makes make more sense to have something stuck to my bike doing this rather than stuck to my head.

When paired with a compatible mobile device*, devices that have Garmin's Incident Detection feature have the ability to send an alert to your emergency contacts in the event of an accident.

Sensors embedded within the device are used to determine if there is an impact. Any paired sensors such as a speed sensor or cadence sensor will be used as well. All of this information is combined and the device will determine if an incident has taken place.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:23 am quote
It seems that increasingly new bike models do this too. I'll guess BMW started this.

Acceleration sensors (good for detecting rapid movements, shocks) are cheap and nowadays everywhere. Good to see them do something usefull.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:57 am quote
I donít see it as bad idea it being in the helmet but as mentioned there are other arguably better options now. I have a LOT of helmets but one Apple Watch. For me the solution is pretty obvious as to what to use.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:38 am quote
howdy, i'm not automatically against such technology but it seems they need some experience time to work out the bugs. in the case of the helmet rolling off the scooter while you are in having coffee, that would seem to me to be the same impact as going down while wearing it. that might not be the perfect example , but maybe you get the picture.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:26 am quote
kpgo wrote:
howdy, i'm not automatically against such technology but it seems they need some experience time to work out the bugs. in the case of the helmet rolling off the scooter while you are in having coffee, that would seem to me to be the same impact as going down while wearing it. that might not be the perfect example , but maybe you get the picture.
ken
Yeah...dependency on this kind of technology is a bit worrisome. Not only are false positives a concerns, the general idea behind it has serious limitations. It's not that it isn't a good idea. However, it's just like a lot Geofenced based solutions. You are depending on the reliability of GPS, the mobile network, and the availability of those technologies. Also, the lawsuits here almost write themselves. You have a wreck, tech doesn't call, or as you note, it calls too often and you get punished by the law. In all, I'd think something like built into the scoot makes more sense.
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