Smart active helmets
|POC Sweden AB
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 990 000
|August 2015 - October 2016
|The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:
Purpose and goal
The objective with the project was to develop technology to be integrated in bike helmets to increase safety. The technologies should be developed and integrated in POC products and support POC mission ´.. to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes and cyclists´. The project has found applications of technology and has been integrated and support the function to minimize the risk for accidents. The resulting prototype has sensor system to detect hazard and communication system to give feedback to the cyclist and its surroundings.
Expected results and effects
The objective was to select technology and reach proof of concept. The result is a prototype, a smart helmet, that can detect hazard and give feedback to the cyklist and peaple around the cyclist and by doing that decrease the risk od collision. The prototype have three important components: 1.solar cells that gives almost a self-sufficiant system. 2.A system with LEDs and vibrator motors to give feedback to the user and others. 3.Integrated radar that detects objects.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was completed thru four project phases and worked well. Every phase has a requirment specification and was ended with a report Phase1. Selection of strategy and requirments for the projects Phase 2. Inventory of excisting technology Phase 3. Selection and feasibility analysis Phase 4. Prototyping