Intelligent Cranium Helmets is developing a prototype helmet with more electronic functionality than any other smart helmet available or imagined. The iC-R features twin full-color heads-up displays, twin rear-facing cameras, a LiDAR rear collision alert system, an electronically tinting visor, built-in Bluetooth communications, phone connectivity, and a solar panel to help power all this equipment. Can a helmet with this much future tech be realized with current batteries? Get approved by DOT, Snell or ECE? ICH says yes, and that the company can do it for a retail price less than $1,600. According to the most recent update (1/6/2016) on the company’s website, ICH has entered into development agreements with:

  • A solar power company that has the capabilities to develop the entire power system for the iC-R helmet, such as the: power circuitry, batteries (which are light weight & will not explode on impact), and the solar panel of course.
  • A prototyping company with the capabilities to develop the iC-R shell and other components for our first physical prototype.

“The companies we’ve partnered with will begin development in January 2016! We’re currently in discussions with a software company that has the capabilities to develop: the main software for the iC-R helmet, our planned companion app, and much more.”

  • 12er

    I’ll get brain cancer the old fashioned way….

  • john phyyt

    This is the future . May be useful on and off cycle. Think security and para-military applications.. Need to embrace this tech.
    Night Vision. Replace ugly guages ;advance warning of road conditions other vehicles traffic jams etc etc. Too good to not have it all.

  • Alexander Pityuk

    Damn, so cool! If only helmets were not disposable items…

  • Cookie Monster

    And the Weight is……….until realise it’s bulky and heavy

  • Matt Gustafson

    “Will start development in January 2016” meaning that right now it’s vaporware. I want a helmet with thermal imaging, similar to the flir system, to aid in avoiding deer at night.

  • Starmag

    This isn’t a unexpected development, but I’m really holding out for SmartBriefs that link to my Smartphone so I can get Smartstats on my SmartJunk.

    Maybe eventually I can block out the real world entirely. I can almost feel the self immersion already. Joy.

    • http://motomuso.wordpress.com motomuso

      That’s gonna require a subscription to iBalls, but it also monitors eWaste,

  • GlennIsDead

    $1600 for a helmet? No thanks. I’ll use my MIRRORS.

    • Ricky Allen

      If you’d read it like normal people, it said less than $1,600. They also plan on being cheaper than Skully, which is around $1,200.

  • GlennIsDead

    Also, a buzz at 420 feet? If you ride in a city, that’s ALL the time!

  • helder batalha

    This project has been hit by delay after delay and the developers are now saying that the next update is in December 2018, they also have a Facebook page but they block and ban anyone that asks to many questions.
    That haven’t been able to produce a single proof of concept or development but they have been more than happy to take backers deposits so basically 2 years on the making and nothing at all
    I was a backer and have now forced them thru PayPal to return my deposit but I’m extremely unhappy with the lack of professionalism by the so called Ceo that does not answer to it all questions….