Head-up Displays (HUD) are a staple of first-person video games. And for fans of viewing data with this layout who are eager for a real-world version, the team at Skully Helmets has a beta version of a HUD helmet for motorcyclists.
Currently in testing, Skully’s HUD helmet will reducing motorcyclists’ movement to eyes-forward, a safer position for a dangerous means of transportation.
A driver is blind to more than 180-degrees of the possible landscape, so Skully equipped the HUD helmet with a rear-view camera streaming video of the driver’s blind spot to the visor’s display. Most of the visor is reserved for seeing everything in front of you, but there is a small window in the bottom right showing the rear-view video.
Along with rear-view video, the HUD helmet can display GPS navigation data. If you connect the HUD helmet to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you can control calls, music, and about everything else with your voice, with your hands always on the bars.
HUDs will make piloting a vehicle safer, if it’s a motorcycle, a jet, or a boat. All important data about the performance of the vehicle can be displayed on a visor or windshield so that your eyes are always focused on driving. Instead of having to look down, to the left, to the right, or all the way behind you, HUDs deliver safety information to you instead of requiring you to look for it. All you’ll need to do with the HUD helmet is shift your eyes a little bit and see who’s behind you.
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Photo Credit: Skully Helmets
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