Can a helmet actually prevent accidents? Sotera is an advanced active safety helmet, designed to actually prevent them.
There is a reported 80% chance of injury or death on a motorcycle in the event of an accident, compared to about 20% for passenger vehicles.
While most helmets are designed to minimize injury after an accident, Sotera by Joe Doucet is designed to actually prevent them by making the rider more visible to other drivers.
The helmet is equipped with a USB rechargeable LED lighting panel to make the rider much more noticeable in an array of lighting conditions. Built-in accelerometers detect when the rider is braking and switch to a red color, alerting drivers behind them.
Believing the innovations to have the ability to reduce accidents and save lives, Doucet has refused to patent the invention and offers it freely to all manufacturers.