PLY is the smart, embedded system technology helmet for motorcycle enthusiasts. Designed to let nothing distract from the ride, PLY’s functions are both intuitive and non-invasive. Equipped with dash cam, navigation, take call and walkie-talkie functions, all of the smart functions standard in cars are now available for the motorcycle.
PLY is fast-approaching development completion and rewards will ship in the spring of 2018. After multiple design iterations, we are thrilled to be the FIRST to introduce smart technology to the motorcycle enthusiast.
PLY has traveled the world. Showcasing our working prototype, we have been featured exhibitors at EICMA (the Milan Motorcycle show) and exhibitions all over the world. We will be attending many more showcases in the future and hope we can meet you at one soon.
Integrated HD Dash Cam
PLY’s patented HD dash cam is embedded near the chin for incredible shot stability & shoots stunning 120° rider viewpoint footage. With HD (1280x720) resolution, 30 fps and a 1/3 inch sensor, PLY provides clear footage with no additional accessories/add-ons required.
Driving Route (Video Time Stamp & GPS Stamp)
Footage shot through the dash cam is automatically catalogued both by time of recording and GPS driving route. Search for and edit footage right on the PLY companion app and upload it directly to Facebook, Instagram or other social media platforms.
In the unfortunate event of an accident, insurance and liability can depend on who can prove fault. PLY can record tangible video proof, utilizing the action cam function to record unexpected events that occur on the road.
With an embedded speaker and mic, PLY allows riders to sync their smart phone audio to their helmet over Bluetooth. Take hands-free calls by pushing the take-call button once. Keep your grip on the handle for enhanced safety while communicating with your fellow riders.
Hear and be heard clearly on the road with active wind and traffic-noise cancelling. Always stay connected, even when out for a long ride.
Bluetooth Audio Navigation & Music Playback
Compatible with your favorite navigation app, connect to Bluetooth to hear real-time directions to your final destination. With audio guidance, keep your focus on the road ahead. When connected to Bluetooth you can also listen to your favorite music, radio station or podcast. If a call is incoming, simply push the take-call button to answer and the music will pause. End the call and music will automatically resume playing.
Noise Reduction for Sound Quality
Motorcycles at high speeds create loud wind noise. Wind noise resonates mainly in the low frequency bandwidth while the friction of wind against objects resonates primarily in the high frequencies. In PLY noise reduction technology is utilized to equalize both sound on the low and high frequency bandwidth allowing the human voice to be heard and spoken loud and clearly.
Air Circulation for Comfort
PLY has two vents in the front to allow for the inflow of cool air: one above the forehead and one beside the chin for upper and lower ventilation. Combined they provide for maximum air intake. Wide rear vents allow for the exhaust of warm air so you stay cool and comfortable.
Controlled by an intuitive 3-button control, PLY can be handled with minimal use of the hands. The Power button toggles On/Off while also controlling video recording. The Front Button toggles between BT/WiFi depending on your connectivity needs. The Back Button controls Bluetooth audio and call answering.
Extended Battery Life
A 2800mAh lithium-ion battery is safely equipped in a battery slot located behind the neck. One full charge provides 23 hours of use when only in call stand-by mode. Even when operating all functionalities (call stand-by, music playback & recording) simultaneously, PLY can be used for 4+ continuous hours. At the low-battery threshold PLY automatically enters BT extension mode, for an additional 8 hours of call stand-by. Capable of reaching full charge in 3.5 ~ max 5 hours depending on simultaneous use, PLY is charged simply through any micro USB cable.
Protective Sun Visor & Shield
Equipped with a fog, scratch and glare resistant sun visor, PLY keeps road vision clear and unimpeded. The visor handle can raise and lower the visor based on visibility needs. A full-face, flip-up shield provides a secondary layer of protection. Currently designed as a transparent screen, a smoke (tinted) and silver chrome (mirror) shield are also in development. Shields can be removed or interchanged as needed.
PLY has received both domestic and international certifications. The certifications speak to both PLY's reliability in safety as a helmet and stability in its electronic composition.
First and foremost a helmet must provide safety. PLY is certified tough having undergone numerous tests for durability including the drop test shown above.
FOTA (Firmware On The Air)
Through FOTA, the operating firmware for PLY can be upgraded wirelessly. FOTA will allow for remote bug repairs, software updates, and even the unveiling of additional new features
Team EcoCell Electronic
Ecell Electronics is an embedded system and image processing technology company based out of South Korea. On the cutting edge of high-end image processing technology, Ecell Electronics develops video solutions for recording playback, storage and real-time preview even under the most extreme conditions. PLY marks the convergence of this technology, designed into a state-of-the-art helmet.
Risks and challenges
PLY is a first of its kind product, developed over years of research and development. With a working prototype already in development, we at EcoCell USA are confident that we will be able to deliver a smart helmet that meets your expectations. In the manufacturing stage, unexpected hurdles may arise which slightly delay the final production. However, we will make all efforts to avoid any delays and even should they arise to keep them within a short time frame. We look forward to safely delivering PLY for you to experience in your travels.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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