Designers Vincent Ng and Morgan Combes has launched HALO – a Kickstarter project designed to keep its occupant alive when biking – especially around the streets of San Francisco. The HALO belt works as a seamless solution between wearing your favorite jeans and providing visual awareness to drivers during nighttime biking or standing behind the turret of a Warthog.
The interesting part of the project was seeing the evolution of the prototypes as the designers wanted to avoid creating a utility belt. The final result makes use of customized fiber optics, 2 lithium nickel batteries, a LED housing and obligatory belt clasp. The belt can work in a variety of situations. All that’s missing is a custom animated ticker illuminating your favorite expletive for horrible drivers.
From Kickstarter page:
Cycling – More often than not, bike lights are stolen off the bicycle itself and reflectors only show visibility when a light source is projected onto it. However, with HALO, LED lighting emits through thermoplastic polyurethane fiber optics utilizing a greater surface area of visibility. HALO creates illumination with a simple design and it always stays on the owner because it acts as an ordinary belt.
Hey Vincent, how about a belt that produces gunshot sounds? They’ve currently exceeded their goals of $5k and is now pursuing a new goal of $20k. Backers who pledge $75 or more will get the RED HALO Belt while larger pledges will come with more belts and perks. Check the jump on their website and visit the Kickstarter page for more info.