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Now, police motorcycle helmet with `RoboCop` features

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 19:26

Sydney: A 23-year-old student from the University of New South Wales has reinvented a police motorcycle helmet by adding ` RoboCop` features to it.

Alfred Boyadgis has designed a high-tech helmet for motorcycle officers that displays information in the visor and combines a number of vital technologies that are currently only available at arm`s length, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The helmet is designed to improve response times in emergencies and save lives.

It has already attracted interest from the Chief of Police in Coral Gables in the US state of Florida, who wants to test it in the field and sees potential for tactic response deployment as well.

Named Forcite, his helmet includes a "heads-up" display that shows critical information in front of the wearer`s eyes, delivers turn-by-turn GPS by voice, and links to the automatic number-plate recognition system used by police, which identifies vehicle registration details and checks if there are any infringements.

An automatic radio channel and frequency tuner is also built into the helmet, allowing an officer to talk to the local area command, a nearby hospital for ambulance assistance or the fire brigade.

Another system can send live video footage to the officer`s police station.

The helmet also has a semi-modular visor system, which can help increase vision and impact safety by more than 65 per cent, according to Boyadgis.


First Published: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 19:25

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