You already might own tons of helmets and headgear to protect yourself from sudden head injuries. But most of them might not be effective. This is why Saphibeat Technologies has come up with a way to revamp the mainstream headgear, and that is PhiPAL.
PhiPAL is a small device that is affixed on the sports helmet. The device consists of several sensors which are capable of monitoring different elements like altitude, height, orientation, position, and acceleration. The sensors are positioned in such a way that they are capable of detecting any sort of damage done on body of the wearer.
In case the metrics are inappropriate or some big changes are noticed, the sensors will give signal to the device which in turn will indicate that an accident might have happened. After the indication, a pre-alarm would be sent off to verify the wearer’s condition. PhiPAL, if believes, that the wearer is unconscious than a full-fledged alarm would be started.
The sports sensor consists of AI algorithm that keeps a track on the vitals of the body and tests any eccentric activity based on speed, acceleration, past performance, and implied forces. The company has also claimed that the detection system will not only be able to identify accidents, but it will also tell if a major health condition like a stroke or attack is happening.
PhiPAL also has GPS on-board which sends the altimetric data to pinpoint your exact location, if you are left alone in some deserted area or mountain; due to some reason. If such an event happens, a pre-programmed emergency call will be sent to the nearby authorities and chosen emergency contacts.
Other than the mentioned, PhiPAL also doubles as an activity tracker and checks the performance of the users. All the data is sent to an iOS or Android app. The device comes in two different versions; the basic version provides cellular support for directing out backup distress messages, and the Pro version has satellite communications when the mobile coverage is not accessible.
PhiPAL has a battery life of 5 days standby in normal use for the entry model and 3 days for the Pro model. The wearable has two different batteries, one is the main battery for normal features while the other is restricted for the emergency purposes.
The PhiPAL Kickstarter campaign is currently under rage with an intended goal of $50,000 to be covered in 39 more days, out of which $20,629 have already been backed. If you want to make your helmet safer than ever, go and back the basic version for $99 and the pro version for $199. The device will be delivered in September 2017.