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About this project

UPDATE 18/12/2016

We have made the decision to discontinue our current crowdfunding campaign in order to make some vital changes to the DC-2’s design. We have taken the feedback of our backers, mentors and fellow riders on board and hope to relaunch in 2017 with an even better helmet for you all.  

If you’d like to keep up with future developments, follow us on Facebook at @IRISHelmets. Thank you for your interest and ongoing support for our project. The IRIS team  

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Today, it is increasingly common for motorcyclists and drivers alike to use add-on recording devices as liability protection on the road. While fixing a camera to a car’s dash is perfectly safe, this solution is far less practical for motorcyclists and can even become deadly in the event of an accident. When we consider that motorcyclists are more than 30 times more likely to be caught in a fatal accident, the need for a better solution is obvious. 

The solution - IRIS Helmets DC-2
The solution - IRIS Helmets DC-2

The motorcycle helmet industry has been slow to incorporate modern technology into their helmets. Whilst some ultimately unsuccessful attempts have been made, we are yet to see an accessible, all-in-one solution hit the shelves. Hence the creation of the IRIS DC-2.  

Our helmet is designed for the rider seeking safety and protection in the case of an accident. Recording in real-time for every part of your journey, the DC-2 always has your back. Vision and protection are effortlessly integrated for a new level of safety.

With dual 1080p cameras recording in 30fps, the IRIS DC-2 is the best way to capture your ride. The cameras each provide you with a 135-degree field of view to capture everything going on behind and in front of you. The high definition footage allows for the identification of number plates and the confidence of knowing that everything going on around you is being recorded.

IRIS Helmets DC-2
IRIS Helmets DC-2

The camera hardware has been engineered to not compromise the structural integrity of the helmet. In the event of an accident, the cameras are pushed up and away from the cranium, unlike externally-attached devices. These add-on devices compromise the impact absorbing ability of the helmet by putting all the force into a concentrated area. Larger, side-mounted cameras can also act as catch points when sliding along the road, increasing the risk of the rider’s head being twisted and pulled into a dangerous position.

IRIS Helmets DC-2 POV
IRIS Helmets DC-2 POV

The dual microphone setup captures road noise as well as the rider’s voice. The inner microphone is shielded from wind and engine noise providing crystal clear audio for those who want to capture their thoughts on their ride. YouTube stars - we’re looking at you.

Ride capturing
Ride capturing

The helmet has four vents to provide optimum airflow with the front vents positioned to provide maximum cool air intake. The fresh air is also pushed up and over the rider’s face and around the sides to reduce potential fogging. Meanwhile, the rear vents act to exhaust warm, humid air.

Rear Camera
Rear Camera

Most importantly, the cameras integrate effortlessly within the helmet to ensure aerodynamic stability and noise reduction at high speeds.

The technical fabric helmet liner absorbs and dissipates sweat keeping even the most aggressive rider comfortable and focused. 

Ride capturing
Ride capturing

The DC-2 is designed to be as quiet and comfortable as possible with an included chin curtain. Extra padding around the ears and cheeks further ensures the ultimate rider comfort.

Our Story

A year ago, Jack came up with an idea which would eventually lead to the creation of IRIS Helmets. Seeing a lack of innovation in the motorbike helmet industry he believed that helmets could be made far safer. Studying Mechanical Engineering at university, Jack and Cameron set out to expand the idea and make a functional prototype. Cameron’s CAD design skills facilitated the development of the helmet utilising 3D printing for prototyping of components. Brandon’s riding experience and expertise in IT systems made him an invaluable addition to the development of IRIS Helmets.  

Brandon, Jack & Cameron
Brandon, Jack & Cameron

 

IRIS Helmets DC-2
IRIS Helmets DC-2

 

Timeline
Timeline

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have the task of getting our helmet to you as fast as possible. The money garnered from Kickstarter will go straight into the design and manufacturing of your helmet.

Our helmet is a physical product, as such unforeseen challenges with our suppliers and the manufacturing process are possible. We will take all possible steps to mitigate these risks and will be transparent with issues should they arise.

We are already in contact with an engineering consulting company ready to check off the final safety analysis on the helmet. From there we will commence our ECE and DOT certification. Getting the ECE and DOT certificates for the final manufactured helmet will be the main focus of our design and engineering teams. Whilst we have no doubt our helmet will be able to obtain both ECE and DOT certification, it is important to let you (our investors) know where the risks lie ahead. Once engineering and certification are complete, manufacturing can begin and we can then move onto delivery.

We also plan to work with insurance companies who do not offer discounts to riders who capture their ride and ensure our wearers receive such incentives where possible. We will take great pride in looking after our customers and helping them get the most value out of their new helmet. Dash-cam footage saves insurance companies millions on liability cases each year and those savings should be passed onto you.

At IRIS Helmets we believe in transparency to build trust with our backers. Other crowdfunded helmets have proven that misuse of funds is an ongoing issue associated with some campaigns. In order to address this, we will not ignore our social responsibilities and will provide backers with ongoing correspondence, all the way up until helmet delivery.

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