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'Don't Break My Heart' - proximity sensing visual warning system prototype for vehicles behind cyclists | by Rain Rabbit
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'Don't Break My Heart' - proximity sensing visual warning system prototype for vehicles behind cyclists

A piece of wearable technology using LilyPad Arduino, RGB LED, proximity sensor, conductive thread and fabrics to create an easily velcro-ed on and off and highly visable alert for traffic traveling behind cyclists. A pulsating RGB LED heart is triggered by a proximity sensor if something is travelling close behind it. A green calm pulsating heart indicates a safe distance is maintained, an amber faster heart indicates that caution should be observed and a red rapidly pulsating heart indicates to the driver that they need to back off and give the cyclist some space.

  

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Taken on January 19, 2012