BEBOP SENSORS INTRODUCES FIRST SMART HELMET SENSOR SYSTEM
WITH REAL-TIME HIGH RESOLUTION, FORCE LOCATION SPECIFIC IMPACT INFORMATION
First System to Capture Complete High-Speed Movie of Entire Impact Incident
from the Head’s Point of View for First Responders & Trauma Analysis
Employs 40 Sensors in Helmet Liner -- Scans Skull at 400 Times per Second
Berkeley, CA, November 16, 2016 — BeBop Sensors, Inc., the leader in smart fabric sensor technology, announced today the BeBop Sensors Smart Helmet Sensor System, the first helmet system employing a Force Location Sensor System which uses BeBop’s revolutionary flexible fabric sensors for high resolution, location-specific impact information. BeBop’s Smart Helmet Sensor System is the first to capture a complete high-speed movie of the entire impact incident from the head’s point of view, providing real-time feedback with a customizable set of commands to a paired Bluetooth device for first responders and post-trauma study. The BeBop Sensors Smart Helmet Sensor System will be launched today at the IDTechEx Wearable USA Conference, held November 16-17, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Provides State-of-the-Art Analysis & Safety Response Commands without False Triggers from Accidental Drops
The Smart Helmet System provides state-of-the-art analysis tools that track the exact impact location and velocity thresholds. The system can also be programmed to trigger safety response commands, such as an emergency call or other response. Other safety helmets deploy accelerometer based technology, but do not have the ability to detect the exact impact point and history, causing false triggers during accidental drops. Bebop achieves the ability to track exact impact point by using a latticed array of over 40 sensors embedded in the helmet liner, so multiple impacts are tracked and recorded in real-time and stored in F-RAM. The helmet system uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection for data transmission, measuring 6-axis IMU acceleration up to 160 Gravities. Upon first indication of a potential incident, the sensor wakes up within milliseconds, then scans the entire skull 400 times per second, storing 16 seconds of event data internally, awaiting download. The lattice sensor arrangement allows custom design for any OEM helmet across innumerable use cases where intelligent, real-time monitoring safety mechanisms are required.
Valuable First Responder Information
“Strikes to the pterion (temple area) are far more dangerous than to the frontal bone. Knowing where the strike originated and how it propagates during the event can provide valuable first responder information as well as input for decision making to dial an emergency 911 number for assistance,” said Keith McMillen, BeBop Founder and CEO.
About BeBop Sensors
BeBop uses smart fabrics to create elegant sensor solutions for OEMs. Where things or people interact, BeBop Sensors comprehends force, location, size, weight, shape and presence across any size, resolution and geometry. BeBop technology is robust and proven with over a million sensors in daily use. Based in Berkeley, California, BeBop Sensors makes things knowable for product designers and visionaries. For more information and demonstrations, see the BeBop Sensors website http://www.bebopsensors.com.