Developing a Rear-Vision System for a Bicycle


Just over a year ago my friend was struck from behind by a car while riding with the local bicycle club. He sustained numerous physical injuries and despite a full recovery he hasn’t touched his bike due to the psychological trauma.

I love biking but the incident made me hesitant to ride on busy roads. Rather than letting blind chance dictate my safety I decided to develop a device to see the entire road behind me. Having a real-time view of the road behind would let me react to the unpredictable behavior of distracted drivers.

Follow my journey from initial concept to fully functional system as I navigate the world of user testing, rapid prototyping, and iterative design.