Bike Vision

During this one week project, the brief was to define an existing daily interaction and design a sensing interface for the same.

More than 45% of people in Copenhagen use the bicycle daily as the primary means of transport. One of the biggest challenges for hundreds of people who travel through bike lanes in the city is the high density of people who use this medium, which makes simple actions such as changing lanes or turning in any direction difficult, a situation that worsens under conditions of rain, snow or rush hours.

Bike Vision is a prototype of an electronic device that increases the visual and tactile senses of cyclists, thereby acting as an extended sense while biking.

The device has two components, the first is a motion sensor on the back of the bicycle which recognizes and reads the distance between the bike and the other cyclists, while the second component is a panel of lights on the handle of the bike which vibrates and changes color according to the distance at which the nearest cyclist is.

The prototype uses an ultrasonic sensor, LEDs, and a DC Motor, which were programmed using Arduino Uno.