Smart Helmet with Emergency Notification System-A Prototype
Sasirekha S., Joe Louis Paul I., Swamynathan S., Y. Gokul., P. Kirthana.
Available Online December 2016.
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- smart helmet; smart helmet with emergency notification system (SHENS); global system for mobile (GSM); global positioning system (GPS); accident notification; emergency notification
- Motorcycles have higher rates of fatal accidents than any other automobiles in India. Hence, wearing a helmet alone is not sufficient to prevent accidents and save victims. Helmet wearing alone is not sufficient to save the life of a motor cyclist. The solution proposed in this work to address this life-threatening problem, is the Smart Helmet with Emergency Notification System (SHENS). This helmet not only protects the head of its rider but also his/her life by alerting the emergency service or an emergency contact when the rider has met with an accident. This smart helmet has the potential to act independently without any human intervention during road accidents. With the help of advanced sensors such as an infra-red sensor, impact sensor and accelerometer sensor, this smart helmet is also capable of detecting the consciousness of the accident victim and indicating the precise location of the accident. The alert to the emergency service is sent with the help of Global System for Mobile (GSM) module as a Short Messaging Service (SMS) containing the Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates which indicate the location of the accident to which the emergency team is expected to reach to offer medical assistance. Thus, this smart helmet can be used to save millions and millions of lives by helping them to get timely medical attention in case of accidents.
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TY - CONF AU - Sasirekha S. AU - Joe Louis Paul I. AU - Swamynathan S. AU - Y. Gokul. AU - P. Kirthana. PY - 2016/12 DA - 2016/12 TI - Smart Helmet with Emergency Notification System-A Prototype BT - 3rd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 50 EP - 56 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icwcsn-16.2017.12 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icwcsn-16.2017.12 ID - S.2016/12 ER -