Motorbike riders have been clamoring for an augmented reality (AR) enabled bike helmet for years, hence the long-running and infamous Skully debacle.
But now Singapore-based startup Whyre have come up with a simple way to make any bike helmet smart, using an attachment which can overlay AR information on a helmet’s visor.
They showed off the Argon Transform, as its known, at CES 2019 this year.
The Argon Transform is a dual-camera system which works by sticking one camera to the back of a helmet and one to the front.
The front piece acts as a high definition dash cam with a black box recording feature, and has a simple mounting system that should work with any helmet.
The back piece holds a rechargeable battery which the manufacturers estimate should last for five hours of use, plus a dedicated high speed computing board, a high definition wide-angle lens camera, Bluetooth integration, expandable memory, and an audio and microphone system.