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Flashhover alart / Firefighter Safety Helmet

Flashhover alart
Flashhover alart

Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Flashovers often occur when there is a fire and it is hard to predict when they will happen. Many firefighters suffer serious injuries or even die due to flashovers. There are two main factors causing flashovers: high temperatures and great amounts of combustible gas. “Flashover Alert ” consists of an infrared detector fixed to the helmet. When firefighters are about to advance into areas with high temperatures and combustible gas, the helmet's visor will change color to alert them.

In a harsh and stressful environment, firefighters need clear and reliable information in order to make quick decisions. This concept addresses this specific aspect of firefighting with a hands free solution.
Jury Statement
It was the most amazing night when I checked my email before going to sleep. I was so surprised and thrilled that I called my team members to share the good news. We are very glad and honored to win the iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD 2016 and we would like to thank all people who helped us. Thank you to iF International Forum Design for giving us this opportunity to exchange experience with other winners. You inspire us!
Winner Statement

National Taipei University of Technology

Taipei City, Taiwan

Chung-Ru Wu,

Hung-Po Ou Yang,

Li-Xuan Zhu,

Kuo-Chun Tseng,

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