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SKULLY Helmet AR-1

Posted in Industrial_Design, Mechanical_Eng, Creative_Direction, Player_Coach

The SKULLY AR-1 helmet was the world’s first augmented reality motorcycle helmet. Featuring a 180 degree rear view camera and a heads up display, it was a figher pilot helmet for motorcycle riders.

I hired and led the Design Team at SKULLY and personally did hands on design work for everything needed for a complete experience including: physical helmet parts, in helmet UI, mobile companion applications and websites to shipping boxes and marketing collateral.

I joined SKULLY as the VP of Design and expanded my role into VP of Product as we began planning multiple products and the larger SKULLY ecosystem.

  • Role: VP Design (player/coach)
  • Team: (5) 1 Industrial Designer, 1 Visual Designer, 3 Mechanical Engineers
  • Company: SKULLY

Big thanks on this project to the inimitable talents of designers Jeff Broderick and Donald Burlock.

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Early spec sheet showing off our features.
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Packaging concept art (all digital).
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Sample of real cardboard packaging arriving at the office (you can see the coloring is incorrect).
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Pelican case insert concept (digital).
Top 10 Invention of 2014 Truly Groundbreaking CNN
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Physical modeling to refine the fin shape for impact testing.
The helmet for the digital age Popular Science
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First article inspection at the factory to ensure plastics and paint are up to our high standards.

Watch this video for a quick overview of the SKULLY AR-1 Experience.



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