Sean Liew from the University of New South Wales, winner of the Dyson Design Awards, has designed a new HALO inspired multi-function head gear set for paramedics to increase safety and productivity.
As ambulance officers (EMS) is a high risk occupation. Often neglected is the fact that EMS is the few emergency service that have to bend traffic rules (with sirens and lights on) thus exposing them to the risk of traffic collisions
Ambo officers unlike other emergency professionals, are not able buckle up all the time when they at the rear tending to a patient.
HALO provides a sensitive solution to this problem in a form of a cap. Not only providing head protection, HALO assists the duties of the officer making it a desirable innovation
The Design of HALO focuses on 2 aspects to tackle the challenge of providing head protection to Ambulance officers: Protection and Desirability.
1) Protection: Having a Multi layer composition of unique and strategically aligned breathable materials are used to obtain sufficient head protection in specified context.
2) Desirability: To obtain a high level of desirability. Intensive primary research has been carried out
– Resemblance of a popular base ball cap that Ambo officers are used to wearing. Base ball caps have the practicality aspect but yet it has the casual appearance which is important as an ambulance officer so as not to intimidate their patients.
– Honey comb Kevlar structure
Features to assist user carry out their duties:
1) Illuminate Fabric:
– display silhouette
– non visible under normal lighting
2) BIBT – Bone Induction Blue tooth Relay system
– informs when unbuckled
– uncompromised awareness while communicating
3) Bio-hazard Visor
– Quick release
– For blood splashes only
– Accommodates spectacles