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EBikes pedal up on safety with EEG technology

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EBikes pedal up on safety with EEG technology

Researchers from Monash University, IBM Research – Australia and the University of Southampton have developed an eBike prototype that has the ability to “read” a cyclist’s mind and respond to a potentially dangerous situation, providing a much safer and enjoyable ride.

Cycling is having an unprecedented surge in popularity in Australia brought on by the COVID-19 lockdown. A recent survey compared the number of riders on key bike paths in Melbourne from November last year to April this year and found a 270 per cent increase.
With more cyclists taking to the streets the risk of accidents also increases. To help mitigate bike accidents and make cycling safer, researchers from Monash University, IBM Research – Australia and the University of Southampton, have developed an electroencephalogram (EEG) supported eBike prototype, called Ena, which monitors electrical activity on the brain corresponding to changes in the rider’s field of view. […]

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