Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 116 , Segment 3
Episode: Bonneville Salt Flats, Chile Peppers, Cycling Headphones
- Aug 10, 2015 9:00 pm
- 11:53 mins
Guest: Gemma Roper, Designer of “Safe + Sound” headphones. Bike commuting and cycling for fun are on the rise in cities across the U.S., which corresponds to a recent rise in bike-auto fatalities. Nearly 750 cyclists died in crashes with motor vehicles in 2013. Nearly 50,000 bicyclists were injured in motor vehicle crashes. One concern among cyclists is the headphones in their ears. Listening to music makes for a more entertaining ride, but can also block out the sound of oncoming vehicles. Now a design expert is using an ancient technique of bone-conduction to make safer headphones for cyclists.