FUSAR Mohawk can make any helmet smart, enabling you to capture photos and videos, track your rides, talk to your friends, call for help, and more.
Thanks to the Internet of Things, your helmet won’t only keep your head protected, it will soon keep you connected as you hit the road or slopes as well. Geared towards the action sport enthusiast, the Mohawk is an HD camera, activity tracker, walkie-talkie, GPS unit, music player, black box and emergency alert system all rolled into one wearable package.
Currently live on Indiegogo, Mohawk is an aerodynamic, add-on device that gives your ordinary helmet superpowers. It is equipped with an accelerometer, a magnetometer, a gyroscope, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and GPS, along with a 2350 mAh battery that provides up to four hours of use. What’s more, a separate handlebar and wrist-mounted remote control enables you to easily interface with Mohawk, while multi-color LEDs offers constant feedback.
“Mohawk is designed to be low-profile when mounted to your helmet. It is hinged at the rear and has a unique pre-load spring that keeps it flush against the surface at all times. This allows it to contour to different helmet shapes and also helps stabilize the device during use. It uses standard action camera style mounts, so installation is a breeze,” the FUSAR crew explains.
As for its camera, the Mohawk lets you capture 12MP photos and shoot 1080p video at 30 or 60 FPS with the touch of its remote. Simply short press the button on the Bluetooth controller (BRC) to snap a photo, or long press to begin recording high-def video. In either case, the footage is instantly synced and relayed to your smartphone via its accompanying app. Press two buttons on your BRC to save the last 15 seconds of action and share it in real-time to your social media channels using its HotShot feature — even if you weren’t recording.
What’s more, Mohawk pairs with your smartphone to enable push-to-talk, walkie-talkie-like communication over any distance for up to 12 friends and companion riders. Onboard sensors make it possible to track your activity, giving you real-time data right at your fingertips. Full Bluetooth streaming ensures that listening to music, taking calls or listening to navigation instructions are seamless, too.
Perhaps one of its most notable capabilities, however, is the Mohawk’s advanced crash detection and alert system that will automatically send out an SMS to first responders and your predefined set of contacts in the event of an emergency. In the event of an accident, a text message and an email will be transmitted alongside a map and GPS coordinates. Simultaneously, its black box function will store the last 15 seconds of video, audio, speed, direction of travel and other telemetry leading up to the incident, helping riders and authorities know what really happened.
Ready to make your ‘dumb’ hemet smart? Head over to its Indiegogo campaign, where FUSAR has already well surpassed its goal of $100,000. The app, Bluetooth headset and handlebar remote are expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2016, while the Mohawk itself will be available in the third quarter.