Tag Archives: Safety Gear

This Bicycle Light Needs No Batteries Or Friction To Light Up

One of life’s hassle is, not surprisingly, changing batteries or recharging, in the case of rechargeable batteries. Bicycle light is no exception and that’s is precisely why there is the friction-based dynamo and solar powered bike lights. There is really nothing wrong with either, but the Reelight NOVA is a more high-tech option that does away with batteries and requires no friction or solar to power it. It is powered by Eddy currents, AKA Foucault currents, that is basically localized electric current induced in a conductor through a varying magnetic field. Continue reading This Bicycle Light Needs No Batteries Or Friction To Light Up

Mass Shooting In School Is So Bad That Bulletproof Backpack Is A Thing Now

It is sad that we have to come to this. I am talking about escalating number of mass shooting incidents in school in the U.S. that resulted in concerned parents rushing to grab bulletproof backpacks for their kids. It is that bad. According to the FBI, of the mass shooting incidents between 2000 and 2013, nearly one-quarter happened in school or educational institution. While schools have taken steps to mitigate this situation, parents are rushing to grab bulletproof backpacks for their children in case anything of such nature were to happen (knock on wood!). Continue reading Mass Shooting In School Is So Bad That Bulletproof Backpack Is A Thing Now

EarJellies: Not Candies; They Are High-tech Material Earplugs

I know right? Modern city is noisy and while most folks chose to put up with the noises, you really don’t have to. The solution is simple and obvious: earplugs. Speaking of earplugs, we are pretty much spoilt for choice, but the fact that no two person’s ears are the same makes for some rather uncomfortable wearing. This is a problem EarJellies aims to solve. No, EarJellies are not morbid, novelty candies in the shape of human ears. They are earplugs. Billed as the world’s first and only earplugs made of patented MemorySil Viscoelastic Silicone, it promised to deliver effective noise reduction with ultra low pressure for maximum comfort. Continue reading EarJellies: Not Candies; They Are High-tech Material Earplugs

Loop: A New Kind Of Earplugs That May Just Become A Fashion Statement

Hearing is something we often take for granted. We took this sense for granted because, we won’t feel the loss when we are much younger with activities like clubbing, going to concerts et cetera. Those activities may seem harmless, but they are contributing factors of hearing loss. Not now though, the loss will come later part of a person’s life. Heck, hearing loss could inflict even earlier if one does not bother to protect his or her sound holes. According to WHO, one out of three young adults risk hearing damage due to those seemingly harmless activities. Continue reading Loop: A New Kind Of Earplugs That May Just Become A Fashion Statement

Little Ripper Lifesaver Drone Saved Two Teens From Dangerous Riptide

Unexpected riptide can sometimes overwhelm even experienced swimmers and if that happens, the question of life and death depends on if someone or something can look out for beach users in distress. But with waves come crashing in, it sometimes can inhibit the line of sight, or even hear the call for help. This is where Westpac Little Ripper Helicopter Drone (officially, Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver) aims to make the difference between life and death. Continue reading Little Ripper Lifesaver Drone Saved Two Teens From Dangerous Riptide

Meet Hexa, The Face mask That Cleans And Monitors The Air You Breathe

With the increase in industrialization and number of motor vehicles, it is inevitable that the air around us is going get really, really bad and while some can live with it, others may not be so lucky. In fact, no one should live with it because, bad air can potentially cause respiratory issue in long run. This is where Hexa Clean Air Supply Mask comes in. While air filtration mask with built-in fan isn’t new, Hexa is actually the first smart face mask that not only filtrates with powered airflow, but also monitors, in real-time, the air you breathe. Continue reading Meet Hexa, The Face mask That Cleans And Monitors The Air You Breathe

R-PUR May Very Well Be The Mask Motorcyclists Never Knew They Need

Air pollution is serious issue in metropolitan areas. If you are driving in a four-wheeler, i.e. an automobile, you are less exposed to harmful particles in the air because you would have air-conditioning. Motorcycles too have air-conditioning, but in natural form which means, air pollution is going to hit you hard when you are riding a motorbike. If you ask the scooter-riding community in Taiwan, they will tell you the solution is simple: just wear mask. However, you probably don’t want to wear any mask; you want R-PUR. Why? Because it is the first anti- air pollution mask designed specifically for riders and it may very well extend your lifespan. Maybe. Continue reading R-PUR May Very Well Be The Mask Motorcyclists Never Knew They Need

dBud Earplugs Lets You Adjust The Amount Of Noise You Want To Cut Out

Bionic ears aren’t real yet, but if we don’t protect our ears, we won’t even have basic sense of hearing, let along hearing whisper made around the block. Sadly, a lot people ignore the fact that everyday noise can contribute to potential hearing loss. Modern people’s favorite activities like clubbing, DJ-ing, going to concert and even traffic noises has the potential to destroy our hearing, but it need not be the case, if you put on a pair of high-tech earplugs like the dBud. Continue reading dBud Earplugs Lets You Adjust The Amount Of Noise You Want To Cut Out

Brilliant Shock Absorbing Road Barrier Aims To Reduce Road Fatality

Road barriers serve to prevent vehicles from crossing to opposing road, going off-road, or worst, leaping off a cliff, and road barriers has, so far, prove its worthiness but not without fatalities. You see, today’s road barriers are made of metal and while metal is strong, its quality is also a potential death trap. How so? As Newton’s third law states, for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction, and therefore, if a vehicle is hurdling towards a solid road barriers at speed, the vehicle assumes the full impact of the reaction force which could be fatal to the occupants. Continue reading Brilliant Shock Absorbing Road Barrier Aims To Reduce Road Fatality

Concept LEGO Minifig’s Hair-inspired Bicycle Helmet Is As Crazy As It Is Cool

Aesthetic is almost like an afterthought in bicycle helmets. Which is not wrong. They had to be functional. Not that bicycle helmets are ugly, but they do look pretty boring. You know. It is like, hey look, a bicycle helmet and you moved on. This is one safety gear that you can’t change much in terms of appearance. The most you can do is to make it more streamlined, make it smarter, probably throw in some lights, or maybe make it collapsible for easy carry and storage. That’s that. However, we heard England-based bike and bike accessories seller, Ribble Cycle, came up with an entirely different and somewhat crazy approach. Continue reading Concept LEGO Minifig’s Hair-inspired Bicycle Helmet Is As Crazy As It Is Cool