Date of Completion
Electrical Engineering (ELEC)
Dr. Hossein Asghari
With many state governments across the United States implementing shutdowns to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many bike retailers have seen dramatic increases in bike sales. Electric bicycles (e-bikes) have become increasingly popular as the public searches for alternatives to public transportation. Unfortunately, e-bike users assume some risk by riding bikes that are faster than conventional bicycles. While kits to convert conventional bicycles to e-bikes exist, no “smart” e-bike/helmet kit specifically designed to keep the user safe is currently available on the market. To mitigate risks, a smart e-bike conversion kit with multiple novel safety features, including auditory and visual signals to alert the rider of obstacles, will be presented in this paper. Additionally, the conversion kit will enable the rider to employ pedal assist by measuring the rider’s cadence and providing power to the motor accordingly. Pedal assist will be provided at a gradual rate, ensuring rider safety and a smooth speed boost. The product provides the customer with an affordable, safe, and sustainable alternative to a traditional bike or e-bike experience.
West, Megan; Trujillo, Marena; and Asghari, Hossein, "Smart E-Bike Conversion Kit and Helmet" (2021). Honors Thesis. 395.