Bicycler wrote:I've long thought this about cycle helmet cameras. It seems obvious to me that a device attached to the outside of the helmet will focus the impact whereas the helmet is meant to spread the impact force over a much wider area. That seems obvious to me without even getting into the issue of the normal effectiveness of helmets. If you believe helmets provide a useful improvement in your own safety and choose to wear one for this reason it seems rather odd to strap hard objects to the outside of it
You are looking at this the wrong way. The only thing that saved Schumacher's life was his helmet
His doctor Professor Jean-Francois Payen asserted "We think his helmet did help, without a helmet he wouldn't be here now”
It appears that helmet cameras are so dangerous that not even a life-saving helmet was able to prevent serious injury in a low speed fall.
The only reasonable answer to this is to make it compulsory for ALL
headcams and headtorches to be mounted on helmets, in order to save lives. If it saves just one life it is worth it and I can not see how there can even be an argument against it. In fact anybody who wears a headtorch or camera without
a helmet is highly irresponsible and selfish. Endov, Simples.