TN students develop device to help enforce helmet rule

TN students develop device to help enforce helmet rule

Law makers’ work of implementing compulsory wearing helmets could be easy by the unique invention of three school students in Tamil Nadu, who have come out with a device wherein the two-wheeler would start only if the rider wears a helmet.

The low-cost device, which was developed by 10th and 11th standard students — J Pooja, S Srinath and M Jayakumar — consists of a sensor fixed to the helmet, which transmits radio frequency waves to the receiver fixed in the bike or moped.

The idea came to the innovators after seeing that “most of the people” still violating the recent court order, which strictly instructed the Tamil Nadu government to take measures for making helmet compulsory.

“Though several state governments in our country have taken so many measures to avoid accidents, wearing helmet is yet to become reality. Hence, we have designed and developed a project where the bike can start only when the driver wears helmet,” Srinath, who is studying in Kalgi Ranganathan Montford Matric Higher Secondary School said.

In addition, the students also implemented auto “dim-dip light” in motor cycle which helps the drivers to get controlled driving in highways where they were not disturbed by the opposite vehicle coming with high beam.

“This system is implemented in a ‘working’ bike and the helmet is taking control over the vehicle remotely so that the rider could be tension free from a wire running between the helmet and the bike,” Jayakumar said.

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