Created by team from Sahyadri College of Engineering
A ‘smart helmet’ designed by the students of Sahyadri College of Engineering and Management has won a national award. A team comprising Navjith P Karkera, semester V, Mechanical Engineering and Jagath Biddappa, Semester V, Electronics & Communication Engineering as well as interns at Sahyadri Edu Dreamers R&D Pvt. Ltd. were awarded with the Young Indians Award for Best Young Innovators for their Smart Electronic Helmet for Motorcycle invention. The award was given by Dr Harshvardhan, Minister of Science and Technology and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. The Innovation Initiative-2015 Competition, a joint initiative of AICTE, Government of India (DST) & Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was held at IIT Delhi.
A total of 2,700 innovations were received from across the country from students, industry professionals, individual and grassroots innovators in various fields such as Life Sciences, Electronics & Communications, IT, Energy and Engineering Technologies. After the first level of screening by an expert panel comprising eminent scientists and industrialists, the top 76 innovations had been showcased at the i3 National Fair at IIT Delhi. From these, a high level national jury will select the top nine innovations (one special innovation) based on the technical feasibility, market potential of the innovation and its impact on industry, society and environment.
Shreya M, PRO, Sahyadri Dreamers R&D Private Limited, and a final-year engineering student, said the state-of-the-art features that the helmet offers are that the motorcycle will not start and will cease to function if the helmet is not properly worn or the strap is not secure. The motorcycle will not start if the rider is drunk above the threshold level as set by the Indian Motor Vehicles Act. In case of an accident, the location of the accident will be sent to the rider’s relatives and emergency response units. It provides voice navigation to the rider to navigate unknown terrain as per request. The other features are safety emergency light to improve safety of the rider during night time, hands-free communication and wireless music playback. Bangalore Mirror had reported the invention in its edition dated August 22 with the headline “You’re too drunk to ride, so says your bike helmet.”- Courtesy