So for uni I have a class that requires us to come up with a proposol for something. Being a fairly airy theory subject I figure innovation is more relevant than feasibility so here is my whacky thought. So I'm working on a proposal for a commission for R&D + manufacturing of a helmet wiper solution. And it is something that would be pretty damn cool to have for many of us. From being seemingly 100% necessary in some situations, eg. on the freeway with cars kicking up fine mist, destroying visibility we have no choice but to wipe it with a glove, a wiper would be great. As riders we know how important visibility is, not just needing to be able to see the road but needing to see the quality of the road in terms of avoidance, eg. potholes, oil, debris, etc. The uses would be for rain, but also for cleaning off bugs. I'd imagine some sort of spray system would be integrated for that purpose, similar to that on cars. I've done only a minor amount of research so far but it seems a pipedream so far. Alternative solutions include; - Glove wipers http://www.greenlightstuff.com/swipe.html - Tearoffs Simple enough and effective, but not effective or practical for most road uses. - Hardcore racing version; http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Electric-Rolloff-Machine-and-Replacement-Shield,2506.html This doesn't really work too well, its not designed for use with motorcycle helmets (unless you want to invest in a car battery backpack) - Overseas Efforts; [media=youtube]40KikHBz1Uo[/media] [media=youtube]NMRmZHRaaxw[/media] From what I've seen so far it seems, Asia is leading the way having the most polished system. The language barrier is annoying as I can't really see a link to further information and all my attempts to find more about it only led to [media=youtube]khcu8AicuUM[/media] Can anyone translate this for me? [media=youtube]F40lz7Y0eEs[/media] :yeah: Extra crazy ideas That ones a cracker. Interesting idea but not really going to happen. Plus I fear if dirt was caught on the wiper trap it would scratch the visor quite badly. - HELMET REQUIRING NO WIPER http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?wo=1998017137 I don't really understand what that one is even about, sounds like something spinning extremely fast in front of the face to block rain/bugs/etc. The main problems/requirements for a comprehensive system are providing power and being easy to use, affordable, doesn't require unreasonable maintenance, reliable, safe and effective. No doubt in the future all helmets will have built in wipers and we'll wonder how we did without them, but for now, the technology needs to developed, streamlined and mass produced to be feasible. Thoughts?