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Smart Vital Signs and Accident Monitoring System for Motorcyclists Embedded in Helmets and Garments for eCall Adaptive Emergency Assistance and Health Analysis Monitoring

Objective

Reduction of fatalities in motorcycles accidents is still an unaccomplished task, accounting for 16% of the total number of road accident fatalities. Motorcycle is the only mode of transport for which the number of fatalities has increased over the last eight years. It is urgent to develop solutions to increase motorcycle riders’ safety and provide them to the market. The main goal of the project is “to enhance eCall with vital signs data of the riders and overcome the limitations of existing motorcycle eCall systems”. Vital signs information after an accident can be used by medical services in order to prepare an adequate emergency response. With i-VITAL, we will create a novel vital sign monitoring and accident detection system to be seamlessly integrated into helmets and garments. Moreover, since the helmet and garment will be with the rider at all times, the accident information it can provide (location and severity) is much more accurate that the systems attached to motorbikes. Besides, the rider will always be able to talk with the emergency services thanks to integrated headphones for audio calls, even though the motorcycle may fall away after the accident. Safety systems should be highly reliable at all times, so i-VITAL will develop and integrate energy harvesting capabilities in order to maximize the on time of the system. i-VITAL will also develop techniques that continuously analyse vital data in real-time and warn the rider in order to prevent possible accidents or health hazards.

Field of science

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  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE INVESTIGACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MUEBLEY LA MADERA DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Address
Calle Perales S/n
30510 Yecla
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 46 440
Administrative Contact
Rafael Maestre (Dr.)

Participants (5)

NZI TECHNICAL PROTECTION S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 308 580,25
Address
Avenida De La Paz S/n
30510 Yecla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Maria Nacenta (Mr.)
LOOKWELL BIKE FASHION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 328 268
Address
Croy 49A
5653 LC Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jos Van Gent (Mr.)
CAP - CENTER ZA APLIKATIVNE POLIMERE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 296 694,17
Address
Pot Draga Jakopica 22
1231 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bostjan Zagar (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 35 976,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Krause (Mr.)
RAZVOJNI CENTER ORODJARSTVA SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 7 540
Address
Kidriceva Ulica 25
3000 Celje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aleš Hančič (Mr.)