OKEEP is a connected bicycle helmet for urban areas. It is designed to bring you safety with style. Be seen with front & back lights. Be anticipated with blinkers, and be guided with an audio GPS.


Safety guaranteed with visibility, anticipation and focus

Death angels, visibility, distraction to find your way… Many things make cycling in urban areas dangerous. Thus OKEEP’s mission is to provide elements making cyclists safer...

Safety, convenience and style

Riding in a city can be dangerous and tricky, OKEEP is here to change that.


Be seen

With a powerful white front light (150 lumens) and a red tail light, drivers will see you much better.

Be anticipated

From a button fixed on your handlebar, you can activate the helmet blinkers visible on 180°.

Find your way easily

With tiny speakers integrated you will be able to hear the GPS of your smartphone while still perfectly hearing your surroundings.

Style always matters...

The design of the helmet was one of our main concern. Inspired by trendy clothes the helmet offer a great look.

Connected and meant to be useful

“One app for all cycling purposes.” is the challenge we tried to undertake. Open the OKEEP App and see right away the weather arond you. When you do not know the way, enter your destination to be guided in the city with a preference to bike lanes.

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Team members

Patrick is studying Microengineering at EPFL. He was in Sydney last year to study at UNSW. He's keen on fiddling with electronics and spends most of his time working on small robots.
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  • Patrick Bobbink

  • Electronic Engineering
    Firmware Engineering
  • EPFL
Adrien is 22 years old and studies Information System at HEC Lausanne. He likes new technologies, science-fiction movies and sport. Adrien grew up in Paris (Boulogne-Billancourt exactly) then moved to Lausanne to do the bachelor at HEC. For the third year he went to Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Lousiana, USA. In September Adrien plans to learn German in Zurich then he will do an internship to finish the master degree.
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  • Adrien Born

  • Business
  • UNIL
Né en France en 1993, Victor arrive en Suisse en 2013 pour poursuivre ses études de design industriel à l'ECAL, Lausanne. Pour lui, renforcer la sécurité des cyclistes lors de leurs déplacements, c'est défendre un mode de vie local et encourager les modes de transports non polluants.
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  • Victor Guittet

  • Industrial Design
  • ECAL
After 2 years studying engineering at EPFL, Audrey finished her Bachelor degree on exchange in Singapore. She’s now back to Lausanne for her Master degree in Robotics and Autonomous Systems with a Minor in Energy. Audrey loves traveling and discovering new cultures. She has been backpacking around South-East and East Asia but hasn’t visited any part of China yet. She also likes volleyball, acrobatics and journaling.
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  • Audrey Marullaz

  • Firmware Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
  • EPFL
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  • Pablo Perez

  • User Experience
  • ECAL
Mikhail is 23 years and is in the master program of Electrical Engeneering with emphasis on information technologies. After 2 years at EPFL he went on an exchange to the University of Waterloo in Canada to complete his Bachelor degree and is now back to EPFL. He likes to travel and discover uncommon places and cultures, and has already been to all the continents except Oceania and Antarctica, but never been to China yet. He is always on the look for new experiences and likes unusual sports such as freediving and speedriding.
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  • Mikhail Vorobiev

  • Software Engineering
  • EPFL

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Our blog

OKEEP’s last days in Shenzen

July 27, 2016

Time went fast, this post is catching up on all we did those past days. Day 5: On Friday the whole team went to Seed to work hard. Patrick were… [...]

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Day 12 – Work work work work work

July 24, 2016

Not all the teams were in their best shape after the late night of day 11 but this day was not one allowing procrastination. The amount of students dressed in pink… [...]

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Day 3 & 4 – soon 1st functional prototype

July 21, 2016

Yesterday Adrien tried to go to a bike shop to see the helmets sold and get insight about the market in Shenzen but unfortunately once arrived at the destination there… [...]

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Day 2 in Seeed Studio

July 19, 2016

Seeed Studio told us the missing components should arrive at 2pm, however to be sure, electrical engineers went to the Huaqiangbei market to buy some of them. It went well… [...]

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Day 7, First day in Shenzhen!

July 18, 2016

Finally, the first day of work is here, everyone is very excited to start implementing their prototypes. But first things first: we need a lot of strength to get through… [...]

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Shenzen & Seeed Studio: Here we are !

July 18, 2016

For the first day in Seeed Studio, we visited the place and started planning the week. It should be quit busy; Audrey and Patrick the engineers will work on the… [...]

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1st day – Take off your mind

July 12, 2016

Monday morning, the alarm rings (like the onions) , let’s pack and meet everybody at 9 am sharp in BC 410. Well… not so sharp, it’s 9:15 and many people… [...]

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Week 14 – Final week, final milestone

May 24, 2016

This is it, we are heading to the final milestone ! The journey seems to end but it is in fact just beginning… We almost have a prototype for the… [...]

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Week 11- Almost there !

May 17, 2016

This is the last run before the final milestone next week ! An initial version of the electronics is here. So far one mistake has been found and solved, the… [...]

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Week 10 – Positioning

May 1, 2016

Milestone 2 went well but we are waiting for the feedbacks. We will keep you updated about that next week ! About the positioning here is where OKeep would be:… [...]

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Big shift !

April 20, 2016

Yes it is a big shift for Okeep ! We had this meeting with our supervisors yesterday and their good advice made us take a big turn ! We are… [...]

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Week 8 – Be challenged and keep going !

April 18, 2016

  We met this week and talked about the screen, LED, TFT ? Color or monochrome ? We encountered more issues, what about resistance (when falling), waterproof, etc… Many questions… [...]

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Week 7

April 10, 2016

For a week holidays are over, we got back to work and from now, we won't change the core function of our product. It consists in 4 "parts"; 2 patches… [...]

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Week 5 – Soon 1st milestone

March 22, 2016

On Thursday we have the 1st milestone, meaning that we would present the progress of OKeep. The journey so far is very exciting but not so easy ! Here are… [...]

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Week 4 – Waze & more…

March 15, 2016

The second version of the survey is almost done ! We are now trying to dertermine the price and verify if people are ok with dynamos. More interviews are in… [...]

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Week 3 – OKeep goes green !

March 11, 2016

Our connected device will be powered by a dynamo ! After considering using a solar panel (very bad idea in a city center with tall buildings), we decided to use… [...]

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Models & Diagrams

March 7, 2016

Week 2 is now over  and it was a productive one ! Our team has mainly been discussing the different possibilities to power our device: dynamo, solar panel, or lithium… [...]

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The real start for Okeep

February 28, 2016

Welcome to the page of our Okeep project, aimed at improving security for bikes. With the beginning of the new semester comes the real start of our project. Until now,… [...]

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