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Australian 'Forcite' Law Enforcement And Emergency Services Helmet Will Save Lives
Award-winning Sydney-based industrial designer Alfred Boyadgis has developed a specialised helmet taking a giant technological leap over anything else on the market.
According to Australian designer Alfred Boyadgis, who has invented the ground-breaking helmet, critical response times are being hampered and lives put at unnecessary risk.
'This is not just about reinventing the helmet', Mr Boyadgis said. 'This is about re-evaluating from the ground up an array of available technologies and incorporating them into a single device that could save the lives of both the users and tax-paying citizens. My goal is to empower law enforcement personnel with an unrivaled tool of incomparable ease, utility and more importantly, safety.'
Simply put, the futuristic Forcite™ helmet gives police officers a lightweight and integrated communications safety device. The personalised helmet enables live communications to other emergency services personnel on and off their motorcycles.
'At present, officers have to employ a range of physical tasks that require the utilisation of a number of different pieces of electronic equipment,' Mr Boyadgis said. 'This is often in time-sensitive, critical situations where the need to multi-task compounds the danger of doing their already difficult job. Forcite™ changes all this.'
Forcite's revolutionary features include rapid response HUD (heads up display) with alert categories for car registration infringements based upon a micro AMPR system. An automatic radio channel and frequency tuner, GPS integration and the first semi-modular visor system, increasing vision and impact safety by more than 65 per cent.
With cutting-edge technology and the use of lightweight yet incredibly strong material such as AIM+ grade Kevlar composite, the construction of the Forcite helmet is built to be effective, safe and durable.
'The overall design of the helmet has an aesthetic quality that transcends its technological superiority,' Mr Boyadgis said. 'The external design expresses a non-threatening impression, incorporating human features of the human head in the shell. It has a friendly but authoritative design language, with a large visor revealing more of the officer's face plus a voice amplifier and speaker to ensure clear communications. The internal shell moulds to the officer's head shape to ensure continued comfort.'
Mr Boyadgis said current police officer and emergency service helmets were relatively antiquated. 'Forcite is a generation ahead of anything in the market.' He estimated worldwide demand would be in excess of 250,000 units, with plans to produce a Forcite helmet for the retail sector.
Mr Boyadgis is currently seeking venture capital partners and investors to put Forcite into large scale production. The Forcite helmet would be very competitively priced with helmets currently on the market yet would offer a vastly superior product, he added.
Page Updated Last on: Apr 28, 2013