|Tito Setyawal Putra and Dwi Puji Laksono from the UMM Mechronic team when winning the Bronze Medal in South Korea (Photo: Special)|
Beginning from concern over the number of traffic accidents that were not immediately handled by users of motorcycles, Tito Setyawal Putra and Dwi Puji Laksono, students of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) made smart helmets that automatically sent the coordinates of the Global Positioning System (GPS) when the driver had a traffic accident.
This innovation by the Faculty of Engineering students got a bronze medal at the world-class Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2019. Through smart helmets called IOSHEL (Iot Smart Helmet), they succeeded at the event organized by the Korea Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) and supported by the International Federation of Inventors' Association (IFIA), 30 November 2019 in South Korea.
According to data from the Global Status Report on Road Safety (WHO, 2015) every year worldwide, more than 1.25 million people died in traffic accidents and 50 million were seriously injured. Of this number, 90% of accidents occur in developing countries, where as many as 54% of them were the number of vehicles registered in the world. This traffic accident became the second biggest killer in the world.
"The number of motorcycle users is very large. Meanwhile, according to WHO data, two-wheeled transportation is the most common accident. There are often unknown accidents that cannot be helped quickly. Departing from there, this idea raised. The officers can immediately find and handle it immediately, "said Tito Setyawal Putra, interviewed Thursday (11/5).
This helmet was equipped with a solar cell as charging and can also be charged (charging) using a mobile charger. The capacity was 1100 Mah which could use around 24 hours when used in driving. They hoped that this IOSHEL could be mass-produced by companies in Indonesia. His findings with his colleague were guided by lecturer Dr. Lailis Syafa’ah MT.
|UMM Mechatronic Team with its IOSHEL Helmet (Photo: Special)|
How it works, the helmet would automatically send GPS coordinates to the normal Telegram and SMS application to the number that had been registered (can be to the police, family, or hospital) automatically when an accident occurred. This helmet would send data in the form of coordinates of the accident location with 3 existing indicators namely vibration, slope, and acceleration. Vehicle location would be known soon.
At this event, inventors and researchers exhibited new ideas and products to producers, investors, distributors, licensing companies and the general public. "We even have many obstacles during the assembly of these tools. Besides that, we must learn more about electronics and programming, because we are majoring in Mechanical Engineering, our obstacles are also from some components that did not exist in Indonesia, and so we must order outside, "he said.
This victory followed the achievement of UMM students the previous year. It was Haryo Widya Damawan who got the bronze medal for the innovation in lowering the temperature of the conveyor tire named Tyrender. This innovation was further refined to win at the iENA International Trade Fair Ideas Inventions New Products 2019 on November 3 at Messe Nürnberg, Germany. (win)