Back in January we attended CES2017 and got a chance to see the Cosmo Connected helmet brake light. We liked the idea so much that we awarded it a Best of CES2017 award. Motorcycle safety is important and anything to help riders be seen and keep them safer is welcome. The Cosmo Connected brake light is an LED brake light that mounts on your helmet at driver eye level for the best visibility. The device has a built-in gyroscope so it can detect if the rider has been in an accident or has fallen over, it also has GPS and can contact emergency services should the rider need help. Make sure to hit the link at the end to check out the Cosmo Connected Kickstarter.
If an accident does occur, whether caused by another vehicle or not, Cosmo Connected helps motorcyclists get the help they need. If an accident happens at night or an area with minimal traffic, it could be hours before paramedics arrive. But Cosmo Connected has a built-in gyroscope that detects when a rider falls and alerts roadside assistance services. If the rider does not respond within three minutes, it contacts family and friends and sends GPS coordinates to emergency responders.
To aid emergency responders in giving medical care, users can add important medical history to the mobile app to provide specific medical requests, medication allergies, and blood type. Having health information readily available means the difference between life and death.
The device is designed for all situations including non-life threatening situations motorcyclists find themselves in from taking a break at the side of the road or in day-to-day traffic. Twelve LED lights light up to alert surrounding drivers at eye level when motorcyclists decelerate. This gives other drivers time to react accordingly to prevent accidents, especially hitting the motorcyclist from behind, which is the most common type of collision. Cosmo Connected is also programmable to blink like a hazard light if needed.
But Cosmo Connected isn’t just for the person wearing the helmet. Being family or friends with motorcycle riders can be nerve-racking because they never know if they are late because of traffic, or because they were sideswiped by another vehicle. If riders are traveling a far distance, family and friends are taken along for the ride with arrival and departure times connected through the app.
Made of polycarbonate and EPDM rubber, the added weight of Cosmo Connected is hardly noticeable at 5.3 oz. The device is attached magnetically to the base of the helmet making it easy to remove. The base is made to fit the curve of any motorcycle helmet. Its lithium polymer rechargeable battery holds a charge of over eight hours ready for an impromptu road adventure to last as long there is gas in the tank.
Although Cosmo Connected is designed with motorcyclists in mind, bicyclists can use this device on their helmets too. Sharing the road with Lyfts/Ubers, buses, cars, and pedestrians create a tricky environment for bicyclists to navigate safely through in urban centers or road biking. Cosmo Connected will alert the surrounding environment of their presence.
The Kickstarter campaign launches today and will last 60 days with a goal of $50,000 and an estimated shipping date of September 2017 at the price of $119. The early bird special start at $99 with delivery slated for July 2017. The regular price goes up to $149 for aluminum and $249 for carbon and consumers have the option to buy four and get one free. Duo packs, which come in pairs will also be available at a discounted price.