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This smart bike helmet will keep you safe and connected on the road

The LIVALL BH60 Helmet is a smart cycling helmet that integrates music, communication and lighting.

Whether you’re a beginner or an avid biker, it’s common knowledge that wearing a helmet is important in the unlikelihood of an accident. What if that same helmet not only protected you during an accident, but helped prevent them while making your ride more enjoyable?

That’s the idea behind the BH60 Smart Helmeta lighter and more improved version of the Bling (BH100) Helmet which first debuted this past summer. The brainchild of Auckland-based startup LIVALL Riding, it’s much more than your typical piece of cycling headwear. In fact, the wearable is packed with a mic, a three-axis G-sensor, a Bluetooth speaker and colored LEDs on the back of the helmet for enhanced nighttime visibility. Plus, it includes a remote control on its handlebars that allows you to activate its turn signals, play music, take phone calls, and snap photos and videos.

Designed with the safety of urban cyclists mind, the helmet has some valuable features like a three-axis G-sensor that is able to detect unusual gravity acceleration that happens when you fall. Immediately, the sensor will turn on emergency signals and send an SOS alert to contacts of your accident — very useful for those traveling alone.


The helmet boasts a built-in microphone and Bluetooth speaker that enables you to talk on the phone while you’re on the go. Or, if you enjoy riding in groups, those two features can function as a walkie-talkie between the others in your pack. Even text messages that are sent through its accompanying LIVALL Riding app will automatically be converted into voice messages so you don’t need to take your eyes off the road.

Aside from all that, the helmet comes with Bluetooth speakers so you can manage and listen to songs via its remote control, the Bling Jet. Easily accessible on your handlebar, the Bling Jet can also command the LED tail-lights and make them bling to resemble indicators, with “left” and “right” buttons. This helps drivers and pedestrians know which direction you’re turning.

No GoPro? No problem. You can take photos and record videos along your ride without ever having to stop. The Bling Jet offers the option of taking photos with the push of a button and storing them right in the app, letting you share your adventures with friends.


The BH60 Helmet and Jet are embedded with Bluetooth Low Energy along with a 380mAH and 120mAH battery, respectively, both rechargeable via microUSB. The helmet is capable of lasting 10 hours before needing to be juiced back up, while the remote can run for about 100 hours.

What’s more, a nano cadence sensor placed on your bike’s crank-set hole pairs with the companion LIVALL Riding app to display your cycling activity, as well as your speed, distance traveled and calories burned. Plus, the app will reveal slope rate, altitude and heart rate when you connect designated extension devices to your phone.

The idea for such a product originated after company co-founder Ken Liu was in an accident that resulted in a broken arm. To help others avoid similar dangerous situations, he wanted to provide fellow riders with a safer and smoother experience.

Interested in a smart helmet of your own? Head over to its Kickstarter page, where the team is currently seeking $65,396 on Kickstarter. The BH60 will ship in one of three stylish colors: black, ivory white and sky blue. Delivery is expected to get underway in January 2016.

20 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 

LightBlue Bean+


This Arduino-compatible board is programmed wirelessly using Bluetooth Low Energy. Punch Through Design has well surpassed its goal of $30,000.



This LED collar uses GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies to keep your dog safe while tracking and organizing their activities in real-time. Squeaker is currently $281,233 on Kickstarter.



This super small, modular set of boards is like LEGO for building IoT devices. Pontus Oldberg is currently seeking $4,058 on Kickstarter.

NFire 1


This completely expandable 3D printer adapts to your needs, whether it’s doubling its height or upgrading to a dual extruder. NFire Labs is currently seeking $46,788 on Kickstarter.



This simple-to-install smart switch lets you control your lights wirelessly via Bluetooth. Brothers Lab is currently seeking $21,949 on Kickstarter.



This ultra-rapid cooling and heating system for your bed hacks into your body’s natural biorhythm to wake you up gradually. BedJet has well surpassed its goal of $24,000.

Digital Potbelly


This open source, fully-programmable thermometer makes brewing beer at home easier than ever before. Zach King is currently seeking $8,800 on Kickstarter.



This smart bike helmet features a built-in microphone, a three-axis G-sensor, Bluetooth speakers and LEDs to enhance the cycling experience. LIVALL Riding has well surpassed its goal of $20,000 on Indiegogo.



This wearable accessory fits in your ear to track ovulation and monitor hormonal health, helping women take advantage of their fertility windows. Yono Labs is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock


This smart lock is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and capacitive fingerprint technology, making it not only keyless but phoneless as well. Ola is currently seeking $25,000 on Indiegogo.

SmartPrompt Pan


This smart pan boasts an LCD touchscreen display that enables you to easily follow step-by-step cooking instructions. The Key Ingredient is currently seeking $40,000 on Indiegogo.



This unique pen allows you to draw functional circuits right on paper or specially-coated transparent film. Nectro is currently seeking $38,131 on Kickstarter.



This smart home automation system will reduce your energy consumption and maximize efficiency by sensibly managing all available resources. Exahome is currently seeking $80,000 on Indiegogo.



These wearable sensors can electronically detect blows from magnetically-enhanced foam swords, ninja stars and blaster darts. Adam Cohen is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.



This DIY, Arudino-powered kit demystifies robotics by illustrating the basic principles of mechanics, electronics and computation. HAL-e Industries is currently seeking $6,000 on Kickstarter.



This shield is a simple way to interface LEGO power functions, motors, Bluetooth and Arduino. Michael Hudson is currently seeking $1,046 on Kickstarter.



This battery-free, lightweight amp works with your headphones and smartphones to improve the output audio quality. NEXUM has well surpassed its goal of $16,000 on Kickstarter.



This fingerprint-protected USB device allows you to log into any account on any computer with just your fingerprint. Crypta is currently seeking $80,000 on Kickstarter.



This high-capacity, portable power bank is designed for maximum efficiency. PowerFilm Solar is currently seeking $250,000 on Kickstarter.

Formula AllCode


This Bluetooth-enabled robot buggy is programmable via Python, AppBuilder, Flowcode 6, Matlab, LabView, C, C# and more. Matrix TSL is currently seeking $18,737 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here. Also, if your project is powered by Atmel MCUs and you’ve been featured on our blog, be sure to download the respective badges here for use in your ongoing marketing efforts. 

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