MechOptix is a sensor company focused on safety on- and off-road.
We apply our experience in mechanical ("Mech") and optics ("Optix") to improve safety using sensors and lighting.
Our first line of products is our Stoptix automatic brake lights.
Meet the Team
160 Years Combined Experience, 12 Patents
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1 Issued, 3 Pending: Our deceleration-triggered stop lamp utility patent was issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 3, 2016. We have three patents pending for next-generation Stoptix products including multiple units as part of one system, wearable products, and connectivity for collision alert.
An avid motorcycle rider since age 14, Jeff Hammock has made many road trips. A 1996 cross-country motorcycle ride almost ended tragically when Jeff neared the D.C. metro area as part of the Ride to the Wall event on Memorial Day weekend to honor M.I.A. and P.O.W. soldiers. His own wife almost rear-ended him when he downshifted instead of applying the brakes, a natural and common riding style.
This close call led to an idea for an automatic brake light that worked even if the brakes were not used. Jeff knew that the only solution that would be readily accepted by his fellow riders was if this technology could replace the original brake light bulb using the same socket -- no bolt-on part and no modification to the wiring. PC board technology has caught up with the idea so in 2013 Jeff designed Stoptix Automatic Brake Lamp that offers the peace of mind in knowing that your brake lights will light up every time they should.
The Stoptix automatic brake lamp is the first product from MechOptix that is collision avoidance technology as retrofit products for the vehicles you already own and enjoy.
Photography provided by Andrew Hall