Thanks to funding from the Department for Transport, The Bikeability Trust are working with researchers at Brunel University London and See.Sense to look at visual learning factors for children undertaking Level 2 Bikeability Training. The study aims to use its findings to support more children to go on to complete Level 3 Bikeability Training. One element of the study will involve 50 children (with parent/carer consent) using a See.Sense ACE rear bike light on their rides. The lights are able to collect data on rider behaviours and road conditions to support the study. Children will need to use their light on every ride (day or night) and to make sure it is connected to the mobile app.
The See.Sense ACE bike light is an award-winning light that helps to make cycling safer by being visible in daylight and reacting by flashing brighter & faster in riskier moments. It also connects to a free companion app to provide you with a range of connected features, and to allow data to be shared with the project. Find out more about See.Sense ACE bike lights here.
As a participant you and your child can use the free See.Sense app to obtain your child’s personal ride stats, in an easy to use, and inspiring way. The stats include distance travelled, calories burned, and CO2 saved. The parent will also optionally receive a personalised monthly ‘Vision’ email showing your child’s personal ride stats, allowing a month to month comparison.
Sensor data insights gathered from the devices will also be shared with the project to help evaluate the programme, and also to help understand and improve conditions for cycling. The data insights shared include routes, speed, dwell-time, braking, swerving, road surface roughness, perception reports (from reports made by the user in-app).
We advise that the parent/guardian creates a privacy zone in the app, to protect the home address of any individual. A video guide on setting up a privacy zone can be found here.
1. PURCHASE YOUR ACE LIGHT FOR £10 USING THE UNIQUE DISCOUNT CODE EMAILED TO YOU BY STAFF AT BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON.
Your light will be posted out to you.
2. DOWNLOAD THE SEE.SENSE APP
Download the free See.Sense app on iOS or Android:
3. CONNECT YOUR LIGHT
Make sure Bluetooth is turned on, open our app and press the 'Add Light' option.
A blue LED will flash on the light once connected
4. JOIN THE PROJECT
Go to Settings > My Account > Sign Up. Then you will be asked for your "Project ID".
Once you are connected, your app will remember your lights and automatically start collecting data as soon as you start riding. For this to happen, just remember to check you have the following in place for each ride
Go to our YouTube channel for handy guides on getting started with your app
Got questions about data privacy, how much battery the app uses or anything else? Visit our FAQ page
For technical support questions, please raise a ticket with See.Sense Customer Support and we’ll get back to you.
For questions about the Widening Participation project, please click here.