Ergonomic design of an active alert helmet

Chan Yun Yang, Chih Fu Wu, Hooman Samani, Pey Weng Lien

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A novel ergonomic design of a motion sensitive motorcyclists' helmet is presented in this paper. The helmet which equipped with motion sensitive system has been previously invented for measuring the kinematic changes of the vehicle. That system could generate the warning message in the case of a high-risk change, and actively alert the danger to the riders in the surrounding area. By activation of an emitted LED light source, the early-alarm function provides better protection of the motorcyclists, and reduces the risk of the traffic accidents. The ergonomic survey is prepared as a prerequisite for market prior-run. Based on the theory of semantic differential, various types of helmet were surveyed first and clustered into groups according to their characteristics. By market questionnaire survey, a set of highly rated connotative meaning adjective terms were selected for the ergonomic design. Four types of tentative designs were therefore selected, and a set of final prototypes were proposed after modifications which were made according to evaluations and feedbacks from the users. Considering both the ergonomics factors and aesthetics issues, the prototypes offers a promising future market.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICOT 2013 - 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event1st International Conference on Orange Technologies, ICOT 2013 - Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 12 Mar 201316 Mar 2013

Publication series

NameICOT 2013 - 1st International Conference on Orange Technologies


Conference1st International Conference on Orange Technologies, ICOT 2013
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


  • active alert
  • Ergonomic design
  • helmet
  • traffic safety


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