Students from the
The student team won the Project Arduino competition organised by Thales, a leading engineering and technology company. The contest required the students to build a piece of equipment, using the Thales Arduino open-source electronic microprocessor platform, which tied in with the Thales business areas - transport, aerospace, defence and security.
The students designed an innovative helmet that monitors soldiers' heartbeat and temperature along with other factors such as their body position. Students from Electronics and Computer Science worked on the microprocessing circuits, while third-year MEng Mechanical Engineering student
"We were asked to come up with an idea that reflected Thales work. The company is a big defence contractor so we thought a multi-purpose helmet would be worth developing," says Erik.
Teams from six universities (
Watch a video about the Team Helmet project here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-I0ABYBafHc).
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