Bender is an interactive bike light, that helps keeping you safe at night. The product is worn on the upper sleeve. It combines the functions of a back light and a turning signal.
Bender is a snap bracelet. It’s light and easy to apply. The light is emitted byred and yellow Electroluminiscent (EL-) surfaces. They are connected to a flexi PCB. When snapped onto your arm, a bend sensor recognises the flexing and turns on the EL. In this default mode the main red bit is glowing. When the cyclists lifts her arm, a gyro sensor reacts by turning on a yellow blink. Thus ther is no active input required from the user.
Ausblick/ sections to work on:
Inputs: Gyro, Flex …+button? +poti?
Outputs: Glow, blink …+dhine? +fade?
Appearance: Snap On …/clip? /sticker? /integrated textile?
Position: Upper arm …/glove? /leg? /helmet? /bikeframe?
Functions: Indicate …+warn? +navigate? +lock? +connect?