An Olympic gold medallist has created specialist glasses that give cyclists eyes at the back of their heads. Callum Skinner, 28, who won gold and silver at the 2016 Olympics, developed the technology with physicist Alex Macdonald after raising more than £100,000 through a Kickstarter campaign. The sunglasses allow cyclists to see forwards and backwards by shifting focus rather than having to turn their heads. They use two-part angled lenses with semi-transparent mirrors and will cost £199.99. The Edinburgh-based inventors hope their glasses will make amateur cycling safer and give other athletes including runners and rowers an advantage. Advertisement “As a passionate cyclist, I’m acutely aware of the importance of road safety,” said Skinner. “I’m also struck by the potential of HindSight glasses to help professional cyclists reach their peak performance. More from UK COVID-19: Daily drop-off in vaccinations is down to ‘supply fluctuations’ – but will pick up, says Prof Jonathan Van-Tam Vaccine side-effects, fertility and jab shortages – Van-Tam answers your questions COVID news live: UK latest as Number 10 press conference announced amid criticism of ’43p per day’ fund to help children catch up Black cab rapist John Worboys loses appeal against life sentences for drugging women… Read full this story
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