As a kid growing up, you probably never really understood why your parents would freak out over certain things, like making you wear safety gear when going out on bike rides, even though it would make you look extremely dorky, but as we grow older, we can appreciate and understand their overprotectiveness.

Now thanks to technology, that overprotectiveness has been taken to another level with the MiniBrake. This gadget was created by a team of Hungarian inventors who decided that it would be a good idea to create a secondary brake unit for bicycles that could be controlled remotely, thus allowing parents to apply the brakes on their child’s bike if they feel like they could be headed into danger or who are starting to learn how to ride their bikes.

The MiniBrake is apparently pretty easy to install and will feature a braking unit that can be attached to the back of a bicycle. The MiniBrake will also feature a range of 50m and an LED that will display the battery life and that all parts are in working condition, after all what use is a brake if it isn’t functioning, right? There are additional safety measures that takes into account when the battery dies or when the device goes out of range, in which the brake will activate automatically then.

As it stands the MiniBrake is an Indiegogo project trying to raise money, although it does seem pretty far from its goal of $75,000. If you’d like to learn more about the MiniBrake, you can check out the video above or head on over to its Indiegogo page for the details. In the meantime any parents out there thinks that the MiniBrake is a great idea?

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about crowdfunding and indiegogo. Source: gizmag

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