Published on June 13th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Your Helmet Will Call For HELP
The HELPMET is an advanced motorcycle helmet prototype that redefines the emergency rescue process, making response and rescue possible in situations where it was not previously. HELPMET revolutionizes the accident reporting process from the current voice-based method which depends on the victim or passers-by to a more immediate and responsive digital method. The HELPMET incorporates a basic smartphone, including a SIM card, GPS and a connection to the phone network as well as impact sensors and a rechargeable battery. The system is only set off after impacts of 95g or higher, so accidental knocks or even a bit of light crashing shouldn’t have ambulances appearing at your door. But they will come looking if you’re lying unconscious in a ditch and they will have the precise coordinates to find you.
Another clever element is that users of the system will be registered to a website where they can input various personal details, so not only will the HELPMET call emergency services, it will also be able to provide information about the rider’s name and address. It can also warn of allergies or pre-existing medical issues. That sort of information could be the difference between life and death for an unconscious rider.