vai al contenuto della pagina vai al menu di navigazione
 

Shelmet, the smart helmet designed by DEI's students, gets through to the Start Cup Final 2017.

Shelmet has been selected for the finals of Start Cup 2017, the business plan competition developed by ASTER and targeted to Emilia-Romagna's Research Hubs and Universities.
Shelmet prototype
Shelmet Prototype
Shelmet display
Shelmet' Display

Winning the automotive section of the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge wasn't enough to Tommaso Polonelli, Angelo D'Aloia e Lorenzo Spadaro, the three Electronic Engineering students who dreamt up Shelmet, the smart helmet for safer bikers. They were guided by Dr. Michele Magno and prof. Luca Benini all the way through their work.

Shelmet has been selected for the finals of Start Cup 2017, the business plan competition develpoed by ASTER and targeted to Emilia-Romagna's Research Hubs and Universities.

Start Cup 2017 selected 10 business ideas out of 135 projects submitted by students, researchers and would-be entrepreneurs. The next step is enter in the top-three and get through to the PNI - National Innovation Award - to be held in December 2017 and organized by PNICube (the knowledge and business-boosting national research network).

Shelmet has plenty of functions and, If launched, may make bikers' drive safer by highlighting dangerous situations such as an excessive BAC (blood alcohol content) or risks of falling asleep. The infrared camera augments the night visibility and makes out people or animals on a dark street, signaling them on the helmet's LCD display. The whole device functions with vocal controls in order for the biker not to take hands off the handlebar.

Contacts

Luca Benini

Professor

Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi" - DEI

Viale del Risorgimento 2

Bologna (BO)

tel: +39 051 20 9 3032