A new helmet technology developed by a company from Australia could make helmet use safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
Key points:The helmet uses embedded sensors to detect the presence of a rider’s headThe helmet can be worn by people with facial and breathing problems to prevent them from falling, or by people who have lost consciousnessThe helmet’s sensors can detect if someone is breathing, so the wearer can avoid potentially dangerous collisionsThe helmet is made of polycarbonate material which is lightweight and flexible, making it possible to easily transport, and the helmet is not only water resistant, but also has a shock absorbing coating.
Its makers are working with the Australian government to develop a helmet that can be fitted with a wide range of sensors that can help improve safety and prevent falls.
The helmet was developed by Collingwood, which developed and manufactures the helmet, and is the result of a collaboration between the university’s Collingbrook Research Centre and the University of Sydney.
The researchers used a specialised device known as a ‘protec helmet’ which uses embedded microprocessors to detect a rider on a bicycle, or pedestrian, and then analyse the movements of the head.
This sensor then transmits information about the rider’s body movement to a processor on the helmet that is then able to interpret the signals.
Professor Scott Kline, the head of Collingbrooke’s Advanced Technology Group, said the helmet had a range of benefits.
“In addition to the technology itself being able to provide a range or range of technologies that will be useful to people, they are also potentially useful to the researchers themselves, to the equipment that’s being tested, to be able to understand and compare various types of sensors,” he said.
“It can be applied to any sort of technology, and in fact we’ve done that with our sensor technology, which is now being used in a number of different ways.”
This is a new kind of sensor that’s actually being applied to the helmet itself.
“Professor Kline said the research could have a wide application, as well as potentially enabling better protection for pedestrians and cyclists.”
The problem is, we don’t really know how to do this,” he told ABC News.”
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