Originally developed at MIT, MindRider is a helmet that tracks, in real time, how your rides, movement, and location engage your mind. The MindRider app maps your engagement, giving you new insight into your riding experience, and providing a unique resource for riding communities and street advocacy.
The MindRider app maps your experience and engagement in real-time. As you can see in the Prospect Park (Brooklyn) map below, every MindRider map has its pure green “Sweetspots” of relaxation, and its pure red “Hotspots” of focused concentration. Riders have examined their maps and have seen how Sweetspots and Hotspots can be influenced by the rhythm of the road, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and social interactions of many kinds. This insight provides the opportunity to challenge, enjoy and maximize your experiences.
One MindRider cyclist turns his commute into a kind of mind-training game. After reviewing his MindRider maps and learning which routes have the most Sweetspots and Hotspots, he often challenges himself to relax his mind and turn his Hotspot-heavy routes into Sweetspots all the way from home to work.
The MindRider helmet translates your mind’s engagement levels through a comfortable soft sensor embedded in the helmet’s foam. This forehead sensor is part of a BCI (brain-computer interface) that uses EEG (electroencephalography) to measure signals from your brain and translate them into a level of engagement. Your engagement is then color-coded on a gradient ranging from green (relaxed) to red (sharply focused), and displayed on a small color-changing light. MindRider uses BLE (Bluetooth low energy) to connect with your compatible mobile device. The MindRider app adds your data to an interactive map.
- Smart helmet with BCI & BLE
- Final mass: 390 grams or less
- BCI provided by NeuroSky
- Small, color-changing light gives real-time mind feedback
- Unique BMX-style shell
- Adjustable foam inserts for adult sizes S, M, L
- Made in USA
- CPSC & CE certified
- iPhone 4S or later
- iPad 3 or later
- BLE-enabled Android devices
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