We’re all (usually) wearing a helmet, but things like radar, video cameras, etc., are all things we need to add on if we’re trying to maximize safety and third party accountability. But the new Briko Cerebellum One combines those gadgets and more into a single helmet, giving you the ability to record from front and rear facing cameras, get alerts if someone’s getting too close behind you, and even a heads up if you’re getting dehydrated…
The Cerebellum One combines technology with your smart phone to give you eyes in the back of your head, showing traffic as video of graphic alerts. The key built-in features are:
- Rear-view live mirror
- Rear collision warning
- SMS crash alert
- Black box incident recording and auto footage upload
- LED rear light to improve your visibility to others
- Full HD still and video cameras
- Dehydration alerts
Here’s how it all works…
The combination of a rear video camera and rear radar let you choose how you want to be alerted of what’s coming up. Use the “Rear View Mirror” setting and it’ll beam the video to your phone, turning your screen into a “mirror”. And you can share that live stream with others on your group ride so everyone can see what’s behind you, assuming you enjoy sitting as tailgunner for the whole ride.
Don’t want video? Just use the radar to get graphic and audible alerts when somethings coming up behind you. Or just turn it all off in heavy traffic, without losing the system’s constant-on recording and black box.
Those features store the recordings from 2 minutes before and after an impact and immediately uploads them to Briko’s cloud (courtesy of your smart phone’s data connection. Just make sure you register the app and create an account to be able to save and access the files.
The app lets you turn settings on and off, configure your account and access the 4K video, which you can also share with friends after the ride. Keeping it paired allows it to save and upload the video during a crash, as well as send a geo-located SMS message to your emergency contact.
Wait, it tells me when to drink?
The helmet’s other trick is built-in temperature and moisture sensors that work together to guesstimate your sweat levels and predict when you may be getting dehydrated. It’ll then alert you via your phone so you remember to drink.
So, what does all of this add up to? About 400g and €490 when it goes on sale in late 2019. The battery has an “up to 4 hours” lifespan depending on how many of the features you have turned on. It comes with a charging cable, as well as a handlebar mount for your phone to position it in the horizontal “rear view mirror” position. Now, if they could just beam that to a heads up display in their cycling sunglasses instead…
It’s not just Briko getting integrated
We saw a lot of new helmets using integrated designs of various types. From the integrated carbon fiber skeletons on LEM and MET’s top end road helmets, to easily removable visors from them. Sena upgraded their two-way communication system to allow for a virtually unlimited number of riders to communicate directly with each other, all hands free! In the video above, we show you those, and finish with a close up look at Briko’s Cerebellum One and how it displays that rear view camera footage.