Interaction opportunities around helmet design

Wouter Walmink, Alan Chatham, Florian 'Floyd' Mueller

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Abstract

People wear helmets to protect themselves in case of accidents. We are asking: what other purposes could a helmet serve? Our answer LumaHelm turns the helmet into a display for communication, expression and play. LumaHelm allows us to explore how to support cyclists' safety, skateboarders' self-expression and riders' communication of heart rate. Our work demonstrates the feasibility of helmets as platform for mounting interactive technology. It also highlights a new interaction technique, possible when the data on wearable displays is available to others nearby, but not to the wearer. With our work, we aim to inspire fellow design researchers to consider how safety gear like helmets can use interactivity technology to support the activities in which they are used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts Toronto, Canada I April 26 – May 1, 2014
Subtitle of host publicationThe 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsAlbrecht Schmidt, Tovi Grossman
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages367-370
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450324748
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014 - Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 26 Apr 20141 May 2014
Conference number: 32nd
https://chi2014.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/2556288 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2014
Abbreviated titleCHI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period26/04/141/05/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Biofeedback
  • Body-worn display
  • Cycling
  • Exertion interface
  • Heart rate
  • Helmet
  • Wearables

Cite this

Walmink, W., Chatham, A., & Mueller, F. F. (2014). Interaction opportunities around helmet design. In A. Schmidt, & T. Grossman (Eds.), Extended Abstracts Toronto, Canada I April 26 – May 1, 2014: The 32nd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 367-370). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). https://doi.org/10.1145/2559206.2574803