Professional chef helps invent bicycle safety technology

A professional chef has helped create a novel technology meant to assist those who get injured in bicycle accidents or other action sports. The chef, Biju Thomas, is known for his cooking and makes race day meals for professional bicyclists like Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer. He may soon be known for another creation but this conception will potentially be worn by the 57 million bicyclists in the United States and more.

Thomas came up with an idea to create a safety device that works in conjunction with a special fabric that determines whether a cyclist has suffered an injury impact. The safety system is comprised of a helmet that is outfitted with a fabric that contains sensors and a wireless communications device that fits in the air vent of a bicycle helmet. When a rider suffers impact the sensors measure the impact using algorithms designed to determine whether a clinically significant impact has occurred. If the sensors determine that a clinically significant impact has occurred then the wireless device communicates with the user’s cell phone, which is then prompted to alert medical services and their car accident lawyers Florida.

The chef thought of the idea after being around bicyclists and being a bicyclist himself for so long. Thomas believes such a system was necessary because bicyclists train alone for hours and are often far away from emergency services. The idea also comes at a time when concussions and traumatic brain injury have gained attention in the news. The safety system will help deliver quick medical attention, which is important for diagnostics in brain injury situations. Beyond bike accidents, the chef hopes to market the device, the SenseTech HALO, to snowboarders and skiers.

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The law governing lewd acts with a child (California Penal Code 288) is extremely broad in the way it defines lewd acts. It can include touching a child or minor anywhere on their body. Under the law, even a hug or a kiss on the cheek can be charged as a lewd act — if the prosecution believes there was a sexual motive.

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Georgia lawmakers: current laws good enough for cell phone ban

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended a ban on all cell phone use while driving, stirring up debates across the nation. Lawmakers here in Georgia were quick to weigh in, noting that Georgia already has a ban on texting while driving and a full ban on cell phone use for anyone under the age of 18.
Some lawmakers said the ban currently in place is sufficient. They added that some businesses need their employees to talk on the phone while driving, and implementing a full ban on their use would hamper business. Even though some lawmakers and brooklyn car accident lawyers don’t think the government should act on the NTSB’s recommendation, drivers who’ve been in a car accident where the other driver was using a cell phone see a great need for a ban.
Some officials didn’t directly endorse a ban, but acknowledged cell phones are a distraction. A spokesperson for UPS, which is based in Atlanta, said their business bans all use of cell phones while driving.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, one lawmaker said he just puts his phone on speaker phone and sets it on his dash. What if the phone slid off the dash? The phone could still distract drivers in other ways, which is why the NTSB suggested a ban even on hands-free cell phone use. Portland car accident lawyers are on the rise because of cell phone use and sometimes these accidents have deadly consequences. The NTSB made the recommendation after finding a massive pile up that injured 38 people and killed two others may have been caused by atexting driver.