Pages Menu
TwitterRssFacebook
Categories Menu

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Venture |

LiveMap: A motorcycle helmet augmented reality seeks financing in Indiegogo

LiveMap: A motorcycle helmet augmented reality seeks financing in Indiegogo

Google Glass can be quite useful to be used in certain situations like when you take a stroll down the sidewalk of a street, but what about motorcycles? It would be quite inconvenient to use similar devices augmented reality inside a helmet tight.

To remedy this situation, the Russian LiveMap startup is working on a motorcycle helmet augmented reality has incorporated into its structure a screen that is projected onto the viewfinder, microphone for dictating voice commands and a headset to listen to notifications and alerts.

LiveMap: A motorcycle helmet augmented reality seeks financing in Indiegogo image 2

The idea is that the town have its own navigation system, together with a voice recognition program for directions, where the images are projected on the helmet visor thanks to a tiny projector mounted on the back of the device, reaching the front section with the aid of mirrors mounted on the upper hull.

The project is currently in the site because they need funding to mass produce the hull. LiveMap seeks to reach a goal of $ 150,000 while it may seem high, it is less so when considering that each town will cost U.S. $ 1,500 (which may seem a lot, but you should consider is the value of a Google Glass Explorer Edition), it which means that if they sell 100 helmets, reach the goal.

Links:
LiveMap: Motorbike helmet with navigation (IndieGoGo)
LiveMap Google Glass concept prototyped in motorcycle helmet (SlashGear)

Tags: , , , , , , , ,