It's not a bike lock, or a bike helmet; it's LockMet, for those who don’t utilize either one.
This project is designed for people who does not utilize their helmets and/or their bicycle locks. the project combines the two products to advocate the protection in light-weight form.
It all started with a need! A need to ease up the biking experience, by taking out the lock from the main frame of the ride. A need to advocate the usage of helmets, by integrating the lock within. It all started with a need, which redefined biking! First step was brainstorming. Brainstorming brought ideas. Ideas turned into sketches. And among these, two versions were chosen to pursue.Next step was to understand both versions.
A FRSARC Chart is created to understand which solution would offer less risk and had more countermeasures to those risks. Afte rthe FRSARC Chart, team settled on the concept idea of the helmet transforming into a lock. After various calculations of initial dimensions and the mechanism, the team proceeded with creating the model.
They may just look like a simple inner foam and an outer protection caging components at first, but actually, it's not that simple. The outer caging component has two forms, the helmet, and the lock. Once it is unlocked (with a key), it can transform into a locking mechanism and be locked to safely secure the bike!
The team assembled each and every component and demonstrated both helmet and the lock modes.
To understand whether if it would work or not, the team analyzed the structure of the cage design and run various Finite Element Analyses on it.
After many analysis, our next goal was to turn it into more appealing product. As a result, a top cover, attached with an hinge system, was designed. Best part is, it comes with different color options!
Next was to create a mock-up version of the locking mechanism. The idea was to show that it indeed can be both a helmet and a lock. Above, the prototype is shown to demonstrate the two modes of the LockMet: the helmet and the lock mode.