Zackees are the world’s first ‘Turn Signal Gloves‘ which basically upgrades the hands of the average cyclist to potentially prevent a number of accidents.
For those those who don’t remember their cycling lessons, the way you get around the lack of indicator lights on a bike is by sticking your arm out. You stick your left arm out to turn left and you stick your right arm out to go right. To say you’re slowing down you wave it up and down slowly. You can also do the WMCA to show drivers on the road that you’re happy (okay that last bit was a lie…).
There are problems with this system though. Not only do you risk having your hand chopped off by cars going quickly the other way but it can also be tricky to see riders’ arms in the dark.
The Zackee’s glove though changes this by using lights that make their hands glow in the dark when in a fist shape. This way signals can be seen in any visibility but the light doesn’t always have to remain on. Better yet, they’re rechargeable and sensitive to ambient light conditions.
The gloves were created by a Google engineer. Who else?