Project team: Andrej Kregar
Website of the client: Armadillo Helmets
Armadillo Intelligent Helmets is a company that wants to revolutionize our perceptive and appreciation of helmets. By developing on modern technology, for example incorporating a 360 degree panorama view, they want to improve the safety of a driver, helping him to feel more concentrated on the road.
Louis Phillipe Antunes, the company’s CEO and a great motorcycle enthusiast, has approached us with only a rough sketch and an idea for a new intelligent helmet.
Our job was mainly focused on the design and the production of the helmet. From the beginning, our goal was to adopt all features needed to pass all of the tests, to aquire the helmet’s certificate ECE 22.05 and to rise the standards of motrocycle helmet design.
Our design process was complex and not like any other we have done before. In the industrial design of the helmet we had to focus on specifics like the study of the carbon shell for example, soft fabrics of interior and exterior segments of the helmet. In addition, we had to direct all our attention towards researching and working with an engineer to make different conclusions on all, thickness of shell, plastics, along with the use of a heat-resistant and fire-resistant materials. Furthermore, we have worked out the positioning, ergonomics and smooth surfaces to reduce air resistance, by giving the helmet it’s specific shape.
Because of today’s high demands for high-quality design, we aimed to join the ergonomics with aesthetic perfection. In the early stages of our product design we have realized that one of the most popular of today’s trends happens to be a design, that gives an illusion of depth and dimension. Expanding on these trends, the industrial design intelligent helmet combines the two, bringing them together in 3D as a physical part of the helmet. The resulting shapes are not only elegant, but also reflect robustness and durability- qualities, that every rides will appreciate no matter what their style.
This smart helmet design is equipped with many appealing features, such as the 4K HD resolution front and rear cameras, capable of recording a 360-degree panorama and competent of offering augmented reality. A new helmet visor with a photochromic lens will fundamentally expand your line of sight. We scrupulously integrated a built-in headset with a microphone, giving you the abillity to make or recieve phone calls, to listen to your favourite music or follow the GPS navigation indications. The intelligent helmet is made out of durable materials, such as enduring carbon fibers, kevlar and dependable glass fibers. On the rear side of the external shell there is also a break light indicator in adition to the motherboard with advanced network connectivity capabilities (Wifi, bluetooth, storage, sensor measurments,etc.)
Our industrial design of the helmet features special air vents that will make it almost impossible for you to break a sweat riding even on the hottest summer day. It is perfect for hitting the road in the sun, rain, daytime or nighttime. And it won’t just protect your head. It will also keep you comfortable, energized and will let you drive long distances, thanks to the 6-hour battery life. With our industrial design of the helmet, we have also made sure that the noticeability is guaranteed.
Impeccable contemporary industrial design with precise and incomprehensible ergonomic detail makes you look like you are wearing an expensive work of art on your head. The design itself gives an impression of a luxury elegance, but also dictates the high-end modern textures and shapes. It will make you look and feel confident all at the same time.
The helmet is here to work for you and to help enhance your performance on your ride.
We used our industrial design knowledge from different fields we are present in, and directed it into something new and exciting. The intelligent helmet gave us the perfect opportunity to combine our interests and industrial design capabilities into something that can be very practical, safe and can also satisfy the speed enthusiasts demands.