Raspberry Pi enthusiast Jennifer Fox has created a new Raspberry Pi zero powered smart helmet which can help provide feedback using an impact force monitor and warn you if your collision is worth a trip to the doctor. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Raspberry Pi smart helmet which has been created by the founder of FoxBot Industries.
After extensive research Jennifer has concluded that forces of 4 to 6 G sustained for more than a few seconds are dangerous to the human body, inspiring her to create the Raspberry Pi Zero smart cycling helmet. Which is capable of advising you to seeking a consultation with your doctor if you have had a crash while cycling and experienced those sort of forces. “Obviously, if you do have a serious fall, you should always seek medical advice. This project is an example of how affordable technology can be used to create medical and citizen science builds, and not a replacement for professional medical services.” Explains the Raspberry Pi Foundation website.
If you enjoy building projects using the Raspberry Pi mini PC the cycling helmet smart monitor only requires just a few pieces of technology including a Raspberry Pi Zero W, accelerometer, breakout board, rechargeable USB battery, LED and connections. After installing Raspbian, Jennifer enabled SSH and I2C on the Zero W to make it run headlessly, and Provide the ability to access it from a laptop. More information jump over to the official Raspberry Pi Foundation website or Jennifer’s GitHub page for the full code.