Behold the U-Met Rescue Helmet developed byTanizawa, a Japanese safety equipment manufacturer. They are showcasing what could be the life the saver device of the future! One of their models features a QVGA camera, GPS receiver, and a cell radio to transmit images and location data from emergency workers to a central station every 30 seconds. If wireless connection is not possible it can store images on an SD cardâ€¦
The U-met, by Japanese safety equipment manufacturer Tanizawa, is designed to assist first responders to accidents and emergencies in coordinating their efforts and documenting the scene. One variation of the helmet uses a QVGA camera, GPS tracker, and FOMA cell radio to transmit images and location data from emergency workers to a central station every 30 seconds, while the other uses a series of motors to vibrate your noggin when it senses potential dangers. The prototype U-met weighs in at a hefty 2 pounds right now, but Tanizawa says it’ll get down to about a half-pound for mass-production.
Our conclusion on the U-Met helmet is that it’s really cool if you want to look like a storm trooper 🙂