Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals

100% automatic bicycle turn signal wristband that turns hand signals into flashing indicator lights.
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... very much for your contributions and support!

Though the campaign didn't reach its funding goal, we raised enough money to finish our public tests and start serial production on a smaller scale. Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals will be an actual product very soon! 

Since the campaig we reworked the product quite a bit. It has a new color and design, much brighter LEDs for daylight visibility and an improved hand signal detection algorythm.

Webshop pre-orders will start soon, please visit and follow our website for further info and updates: https://useeme.bike

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Around 75% percent of bike accidents occur at junctions, where visibility and proper hand signals are the key to your safety. 

Useeme helps you stay safe. 

Maybe you don't always use hand signals. But when you do, it's important that they are visible. Even in the dark. With Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals, your hand signals automatically light up and flash before turning or changing lanes.

The automatic flashing light provides better visibility for you and your hand signals, demands more attention from others, and protects you from danger.






Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals make your bicycle rides safer by turning your regular hand signals into flashing indicator lights.

There is a motion sensor inside the wristbands which detects your hand movements. The sensor is attached to a microcontroller that continously evaluates sensor data and recognizes the patterns of hand signals. The microcontroller switches flashing LEDs on when you hold your hand out to the side, and off when you put it back on the handle. See it in action!



We know we created a great product and we stand behind our work. 

If you are not completely satisified with Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals, send them back to us within a month and we refund your contribution completely.

Our product is built to last. Each pair of Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals come with one year of manufacturer's warranty. 

We already put years of hard work into Useeme. See what's done already, what we do after the campaign ends, and what we plan for the future.

Please note that while the timing is carefully planned, we need to be prepared to put in some extra time and work if unexpected problems arise during public testing.  We are dedicated to bring you the best product possible so we won't compromise quality for the sake of quicker market entry. We hope that you agree with this approach. 

The first pairs ever produced are only available to our campaign contributors. The rest of the world might have to wait until next spring to enjoy the safety of Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals.

With each pair of Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals you also get

  • a black rainproof carrying pouch with a long strap, easy to attach to your belt or backpack 
  • a small plastic tool for battery replacement
  • a sheet of cool reflective stickers for your bike
  • our personal thank you card

Measure your wrist from side to side and choose the size just below the measurement. If you measured 51 mm you should choose size M. Useeme should sit firmly on your hand so don't choose a size bigger than your wrist.

We will contact you before delivery to ask for your size preferences.

We ship in a flat package which fits in an envelope to keep shipping costs low.

Some perks still contain a higher shipping fee for US and we can't change the perk description anymore. If you paid a higher fee, you'll get a refund.



László NYIRÁDI - inventor
The man with the idea, the driving force behind Useeme. Hobby cyclist, father of two cute girls, he put tremendous work in the project and he's very excited to see it happen. 

László NYIRÁDI Snr. - plastic molding expert
Father of the inventor, they run a small plastic manufacturing plant together. He knows what is and isn't possible to make from plastic. It seems everything is possible.

Viktor MAYER - engineer, electronics guru
Our main tech genius, responsible for all the electronics and programming. He draws graphs about your hand signals and feeds them to tiny microcontrollers.

Nikolett NYIRÁDI - customer care, administration
Sister of László, supported him greatly during  development and helped him out of despair with kind words several times. She makes sure your orders are administrated and delivered.

Péter BALLA - marketing, sales, online presence
Husband-to-be of Niki, responsible for all things business. Online marketing expert, he set up our campaign page, website, and works hard to spread the word on the interwebs.


About 4 years ago László's eldest daughter got her first bicycle and he started to teach her how to ride and stay safe on the road. One day the lesson about hand signals lasted well into sunset, and László realised that the hand signals are not really visible without bright daylight.

The idea was born, a small team was gathered, and development principles were established. We decided that a proper turn signal for cyclists should be portable, easy to use, and visible from any direction.

The breakthrough came when we realized that we should light up the hand signals instead of lighting up something on the bicycle. Hand signals are a standard way of turn signaling, required by law in most countries. 

"Let's put lights on the hands, add motion sensors, and make the whole thing automatic!" - we thought, and so we did.

Sure it wasn't as easy as it sounds, it took us three years to design and build Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals. We are now happy with the product we created, and we can't wait for you to use it.


Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals are manufactured in our small plant in Hernád, Hungary. In-house production allows us to maintain complete control on product quality and helps responding quickly during development. 

Main steps of production

  • molding top and bottom plastic layers
  • producing flexible PCB panels
  • planting LED's in PCB panels
  • welding fixed and flexible PCB panels together
  • joining top and bottom plastic layers by precision laser welding 

Outsourced

  • package production (box and carrying pouch)
  • assembly of fixed PCB component

Materials & technology

  • Top and bottom plastic layers made of flexible, form-keeping plastic
  • high-end precision laser technology used to weld plastic layers together
  • custom-made flexible PCB between plastic layers accommodates LEDs
  • fixed plastic PCB accommodates sensor and microcontroller circuitry

Batteries
Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals are battery operated. A single battery will last at least 2 months with normal commuter usage (cca. 60 hours of continous use). The product comes with standard user-replaceable CR2032 button cell batteries, rechargeable batteries with USB charger will be available.


Will the wristbands surely fit my hands?
There are 3 different sizes available so you surely find the one which fits you. We'll put up a size sheet soon to make your choice easier.

How can I know that you deliver for sure?
At the moment we are 95% ready for serial production. Unlike most crowdfunding campaigns we already put years of hard work and quite a lot of investment in Useeme Bicycle Turn Signals. Whatever happens, we will start producing and delivering this year.

I forgot to add shipping fee, what do I do?
No worries, just send us an email to hello@useeme.eu and we'll find a way for you to send the shipping fee.

I entered the wrong shipping addres, what do I do?
We'll contact you before delivery to ask about your size choice and check the delivery address with you. Please let us know in your reply if you want the delivery to a different address. 

We're open to your questions and ideas! Contact us at hello@useeme.eu.

To all our our wonderful supporters:

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