RollerSafe AS develops the world's first single row inline skates with integrated electronic disc brakes. The braking mechanism is controlled by a wireless controller, which is hidden in a flap that covers the rider's hand.
The RS Smart Brake technology developed and patented by the company allows you to safely control the speed of rollers and skates in all situations. Its braking system can be adjusted for a specific user (weight, driving technique and other parameters) using a mobile application.
The RS Smart Brake is already available on the market - it is used in the commercial roller ski range. The technology has won several design and innovation awards and has attracted the attention of professional skaters around the world.
The fate of the index finger of the user of the rollers in this illustration from RollerSafe is not entirely clear.
The company has now entered the Kickstarter platform to raise funds to adapt the technology to single-row videos. In the finished form, the system will be a chassis with mounts for any roller boots and a set of hydraulic brakes. The brakes will integrate into the platform and will be able to regulate speed by directly acting on the rear wheel rims. Their pumps will run on batteries, and the controller will be located in the rider's wrist guard for control.
The project is at the stage of prototyping. Its timeline will depend on the success of the Kickstarter funding campaign. In the meantime, you can get acquainted with the technology of future rollers using the example of existing roller skis from RollerSafe AS.