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Brighton students win for bright idea

The Argus: The second-year product design students took part in ‘Seen Me, Seen You’, a road safety campaign run by Brighton & Hove City Council and FHOSS which makes high-visibility safety products for industry The second-year product design students took part in ‘Seen Me, Seen You’, a road safety campaign run by Brighton & Hove City Council and FHOSS which makes high-visibility safety products for industry

This group of university students are proving to be a bright bunch.

Product Design pupils at the University of Brighton have been developing ideas on self-illuminating fabric that people can use on the road.

The Inverto team – Adam Hargrave, Barnee Lloyd, Danny Hughes and Raul Jimenez – won a design competition held by global safety company FHOSS.

They designed a reversible reflective jacket which can switch to pedestrian or cycling mode. It also has light strips running along the arms to use as indicators.

The lights are powered by a rechargeable battery cell and there is a control panel which can be linked to an iPhone or Bluetooth, meaning users can operate the iPhone’s Siri service through the jacket.

Student Adam Hargrave said: “The jacket was a collaborative effort by all members of the team and it’s brilliant that we won.”

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8:47am Tue 11 Dec 12

Maxwell's Ghost says...

How waterproof is it lads?
I am a commuting cyclist and one of the challenges is getting a reflective jacket which is completely waterproof.
Most of the ones with fancy aspects just don't withstand even a summer shower let alone 30 minutes of rain and then your iPhone is wrecked if it's in the pocket. The seams around shoulders. the zip and pockets are the main failure points. So far the jackets containing Teflon seem to be among the best. Just giving you a customer's perspective. Try looking at some of the reviews on websites such as Wiggle.
How waterproof is it lads? I am a commuting cyclist and one of the challenges is getting a reflective jacket which is completely waterproof. Most of the ones with fancy aspects just don't withstand even a summer shower let alone 30 minutes of rain and then your iPhone is wrecked if it's in the pocket. The seams around shoulders. the zip and pockets are the main failure points. So far the jackets containing Teflon seem to be among the best. Just giving you a customer's perspective. Try looking at some of the reviews on websites such as Wiggle. Maxwell's Ghost
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