Equipped with sensors automatically send SMS to the kin

Two school students from Vadodara designed a smart helmet for safe riding on city roads. They prepared the design of a smart and safe helmet equipped with sensor that automatically send speedy message to the kin of the victim in case of emergency. The facility can cut short the time to reach the spot and help the victim in golden hour.

Priyanshu Parikh from 11th standard and Prakhar Singhal from 9th standard of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s V.M. Public school designed the helmet as part of the CBSE Regional level Science project. The project receives good review in the competition and selected for the national level under the sub theme Transport and Communication. Both will display the project at Delhi with futuristic ideas regarding the helmet.

“The idea came to mind after listening to cases where the message is delayed and in the process help reached late to the victim. We worked together on the idea and develop the basic design with inputs, material, coding and presentation. We use Arudino chip for the coding with the help of programming and then work on the SMS and GPS part including the impact sensor. The helmet is equipped with the sensor which sends a message to the family members in case of a accident with the exact GPS location,” said Priyanshu.

The purpose behind the development of the helmet was to enhance the safety of the riders on two wheelers and send immediate message to the family in case of an accident. The message contains the exact location of the accident helps reducing the time of help. The message can be send to the emergency services like police, ambulance and fire brigade help them to reach the victim.

The model is fitted with a vibration sensor transmits the impact to the main circuit composed of SMS and GPS sending facilities. The main part of the design is the system only work when the rider has worn the helmet and undergoes any hard hit situation. The message is quick and can help to overcome the casualty with the response. The helmet is in its basic state and can be improved by including other important futuristic features.

“With proper R & D the helmet can be designed smarter with futuristic design and facilities. The size of the chip can be reduced to miniature one with facilities like glowing LED’s, voice navigation, distress call, wireless charging, contacts and location data backup, mobile application and many more. The cost can be minimised with mass production with future designs to suit the personality of the riders,” said Prakhar.

The school management especially the principal Rajeev Kumar Singhal and Rani Garg guiding both the students from start to the final stages of the project. “After we get the circular for the CBSE Regional level Science project the selection was quick and we give the basic inputs to both of them at initial stages. Later they shared the ideas with us and we guide them accordingly and the project was selected in Ajmer region for the National level at Delhi. The students now present the project at New Delhi with futuristic design before the jury and visitors,” said Rajeev Singhal Principal of the school.

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