In Pakistan, three percent of households have cars, but 43 percent of households have motorcycles. Because most of Pakistanis cannot afford to buy a car, and motorcycles are a relatively inexpensive. But motorcycle accidents are frequently dangerous. HELLI: A Helmet that Automatically calls an Ambulance if You Crash.
“Let’s Innovate” an Islamabad startup has designed a helmet that will call emergency services and text your relatives if you fall off your motorcycle. The helmet creators hope to introduce it on the market by mid-2018. But in Pakistan, it has been estimated that only 10 percent of all riders wear helmets, the company will face an uphill battle in convincing people to use helmet.
HELLI: A Helmet that Automatically calls an Ambulance if You Crash
Waqas Khalil, Ali Syed, Awais Azhar, and Syed Abdullah are the creators of this helmet, known as the HELLI, at Let’s Innovate. If a rider falls off the bike, the helmet automatically notifies emergency services nearby using its GPS. It comes equipped with Bluetooth, speakers, a heart rate sensor (which measures the heartbeat from the head via a blood oxygen sensor), and a dashcam on the front of the helmet.
Mr. Khalil said:
“If you fall off the bike, it sends a text message to your next of kin and calls an ambulance, who is 30, in a phone interview from Islamabad. We build anonymous data points. We will be able to see how people drive on different roads in Pakistan, high congestion areas and which roads are particularly dangerous,”
HELLI does not rely on mobile data to address the issue . It connects to the phone via Bluetooth and calls the number you have saved in the app. HELLI also plans to collects data about larger driving trends in different regions.