Nylon LED Coat Has Indicators for Cyclists

By Gary Cutlack on at

This is the Visijax wearable, or, to put it another way, a coat. It's categorised as tech thanks to embedded LEDs that flash when the rider raises his arm to signal a turn.

The orange lights along the back of the arm seams then flash for a few seconds, telling any furious white van drivers stuck behind them they they're about to change lanes or turn. The bottom of the back of the jacket has red brake light style LEDs in it too, although the coat's not yet clever enough to sense a rider's braking.

A rechargeable USB battery powers the lights for around 30 hours of riding awareness, with the UK-based maker suggesting a US retail price of around $120 (£80). [Visijax via Mashable]