Stick-On Censor Detects a Bike Crash as it Happens

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Riding a bike in an urban environment is great for health, great for the environment, and in many cases faster and easier than driving. But let’s face it: Taking a bike to the mean streets of the city can be a dangerous proposition.

Thankfully, technology is stepping in to make riding a little more safe. The latest entry is this incredible censor that sticks to a helmet like a sticker, then links to a smartphone via bluetooth. When it detects a crash, it uses the phone to call preselected emergency contacts and sends GPS coordinates.

The most amazing thing is that it actually works.

Check out the video of the tech in action at TreeHugger.com.

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