The Power Brake Meter is designed to constantly record your braking data. It uses sensors at the front and rear of the bike to track total braking power, as well as information from the individual wheels.
This information can be then overlaid onto helmet cam footage to provide riders with detailed insight into where and how hard they’re braking.
Developed by Ph.D. student Matt Miller, the device works like a regular cranked based power meter, except it’s backward. When he developed the first prototype, pictured here, he had no idea what sort of forces to expect so they overbuilt it.
The successive prototypes are much sleeker, such as this new rotor based design which stores the internals in a carbon box nestled between the hub and spokes. Another version is also in the works that is similar to a two-piece floating rotor.
As an avid enthusiast and high-level racer, Matt is excited about sharing this device with World Cup Level racers and sharing the technology with consumers. He’s not sure if he plans to sell the technology to a company, or branch out and develop his own brand, but we wish him the best of luck regardless.
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