GObyLIVI is a series of products aimed at scooter, bike and motorcycle riders. The GOMINI smart display turns any bike into a smart bike. The GOHELMET and the GOHEADSET make up the world’s most affordable smart helmet for scooters.
The GObyLIVI products allow you to interact with key functions of your smartphone while “on the go” at a low distraction level*. They use the computing power and connectivity of your smartphone to enable alerts, traffic information, crash detection and other safety related features.
*It is always safest to focus on driving. If you need to do something else, do it for as short a time as possible in a safe situation. Adapt your speed accordingly.
Turns any bike into a smart bike
The GOMINI attaches to the included magnetic mount that has inlays for handlebars between ⌀ 22-35 mm. This means that you can turn any bike into a smartbike.
The bright 17x17 LED display turns on automatically and can show a variety of different icons visible even in bright sunlight or rainy weather. The display uses a simple but ingenious system to record presses on different parts of the display and gives tactile feedback to the user even with gloves.
The GOHEADSET is a bluetooth headset adapted for scooter and motorcycle riding.
It has loud, crystal clear sound and noise cancellation so you can hear and be heard even at high speeds and in noisy environments.
The GOHEADSET comes with the free GObyLIVI app that tracks your ride as well as gives you traffic and road condition alerts. If you happen to be in an accident, the app will notify and get you in touch with your emergency contact.
Of course the headset is compatible with your favourite Android or iPhone voice assistant to handle navigation, calling and media.
The GOHELMET is a retro style scooter helmet with an integrated Pilot Visor. Get the GOHELMET together with the GOHeadset in the GObyLIVI Smart helmet pack!
GOHELMET comes packed in a GObyLIVI canvas tote bag that you can hang on your scooter when you need to carry your books, training clothes or groceries.
The GObyLIVI app for Android (and later iPhone) lets you decide which functions you want your GOMINI or GOHEADSET to have. Add your favourite contacts, playlists and destinations in an easy to use interface.
The app keeps you safe with crash detection through your phones accelerometer and eCall functionality. The LIVI Technology team will also develop high speed and road condition alerts based on anonymized user data from accelerometer, clock and GPS together with partners.
Due to the Bluetooth Low Energy API and data connection available on each user's smartphone, we can add functions to GOMINI using over the air updates. Which functions would you like to see?
The oh so important details.
In the package for GOMINI we will include 1 GOMINI, 1 bracket, 1 1m micro USB cable and extra rubber packings to fit any handlebar. Extra brackets will be available for pre-order at www.GObyLIVI.com.
The GOHEADSET package will include 1 GOHEADSET, 1 extra microphone fluff, 3 pcs 3M velcro tape for attachment in any helmet & 1 1m micro USB cable.
The GOHELMET package will come together with a GObyLIVI canvas tote bag. Just as well suited for carrying the GOHELMET as your groceries.
With the GOHEADSET we have a working design prototype and are planning to go into the DFM stage with an experienced supplier. We expect 90-120 days before we can ship products.
With the GOHELMET we have a production prototype. The helmet is based on an existing helmet and needs some changes to fit GOHEADSET and increase comfort. Lead time from the supplier is 60 days.
The current GOMINI might not completely fulfill what Kickstarter calls a design prototype. We have breadboard versions of the electronics that we are developing software on. We have 3D printed and laser cut versions of the mechanics and we have invested in a tool for the rubber silicone that creates the magnetic attachment and touch function. We still need to order the production screen/PCB that is a custom design and is slightly more complicated than a standard PCB. We have also waited to order the plastic tool to save some funds.
So far LIVI Technology has been 100% funded by the founder/CEO. We look forward to getting valuable feedback on our ideas and product concepts as well as to get a final confirmation on the market interest for each of our different products.
We plan to spend most of the money collected from pledges on costs directly related to finalizing the design and carrying out production of GOMINI, GOHEADSET & GOHELMET.
If we for example get 500 pledges GOMINI but only a few pledges for GOHELMET we will reimburse those who pledged for the GOHELMET. We need around 300 GOMINI pledges, 250 GOHEADSET pledges and 150 GOHELMET pledges to deliver the respective products. The total needs to be more than our minimum.
If surpass our goal of SEK 400 000, the costs of materials, production and shipping will increase in the same rate (more or less, percentage-wise) as the revenue from the pledges. The tooling costs will remain the same but if we go beyond our goal we would like to spend more on marketing. Getting more than the minimum amount would also allow us to save some funds in case of unforeseen events, significantly lowering the risk of the project.
If we surpass our Goal of 400 000 SEK and hit one million SEK (115 kUSD) we want to bring you more colors of GOMINI & GOHELMET as well as accelerate the development of the iPhone App.
Risks and challenges
As with every product development project there are risk associated with taking a product from different stages of prototypes into production. To mitigate these risks we have a great design team and work only with the most experienced manufacturers and suppliers.
Something that differs GOMINI from other crowdfunded IoT gadgets is that we are keeping things really simple. The GOMINI lights up 229 LEDs and send over button presses to the phone. The phone is also always quite close to GOMINI during operation which is good for the connection's signal strength and reliability.
There are technical project risks that need to be managed in the mechanical, electronics and software and supply chain area that may cause delays and extra expenses. From having to iterate on hardware and software. To mitigate these issues when they arise we work with standard materials and components widely available and used in the industry. We are also carrying out extensive environmental testing and have local assembly for the first batch of GOMINI to be on top of any production issues.
An additional market risk is that our product could be copied by a competitor. We however welcome more competition on the market and want to see these products available for everyone at a an affordable price!
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