Jerome Lakot, ex-video game developer and world champion in mountain biking, has realized his colleagues' long-held dream in the form of a new versatile accessory. When you are racing down a slope, doing pirouettes or trying to save your life, there is no way to get hold of a gadget and see vital information. Turning your head or raising your wrist with a smartwatch is not always possible. That's why EyeCo was created.
The device is essentially a small but smart LED light bulb. It attaches to a magnet or adhesive tape at the bottom corner of a helmet, ski mask or other head protection. EyeCo connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth and serves as an indicator of important events. For example, you want to set your speed record on a specific track - when you accelerate to the required indicator, the light will automatically turn on.
You can configure EyeCo to alert you when you approach a certain point on the track, via a GPS fix. There are shades of red and green here to tell the rider whether he is keeping pace or falling behind. EyeCo adapts its brightness to the light level and can blink hints to the owner about anything - it all depends on the initial setting of the application.
The gadget also has a rescue function, a shock sensor, when triggered, the system after a while sends an SOS signal to the assigned number, if the user does not cancel it. A single charge of the batteries during intensive use lasts for several weeks. EyeCo is priced at $ 199 for the startup's early investors.