ICEdot Crash Sensor

ICEdot crash sensor on helmet 56We all know that the helmet is vital for the protection of your head in an accident. The ICEdot Crash Sensor pairs to a smartphone to automatically send a call for help which includes GPS coordinates, when an accident is detected. Your medical information is also sent to the contacts.

The system consists of a small sensor that can be mounted onto a helmet and pairs to a smartphone via Bluetooth low energy (BLE). If forces consistent with an accident are detected, the smartphone app gives the rider 30 seconds to cancel a countdown clock. If the timer is not cancelled, the app will then send out a notification to all the user’s nominated emergency contacts, complete with GPS coordinates. This is clever because it prevents the emergency services’ time being wasted. It’s up to the emergency contacts to decide whether an ambulance should be called. It would be rather embarrassing if the paramedics rocked up because you dropped your helmet by mistake.

The only two downsides that we can see is the possibility of no network coverage in the area you’re riding and you have ride with your smartphone, which is not always practical.

The sensor and accompanying app should cost around US$200 when it’s launched next year. A $10 annual subscription fee will also be required. The company is currently raising funds to bring it to market.

Originally published in the November/December 2012 issue.


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