Judge Dredd Would Fight Robocop for This Helmet

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Photo: Alfred Boyadgis
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Alfred Boyadgis is 23 and is an industrial design student at the University of New South Wales in Australia. He could have passed unnoticed, if it wasn't for this final year project he named Forcite, a helmet for which we could see Robocop fighting Judge Dredd.
Designed primarily for Police officers, Forcite embeds a ton o electronic technology aimed at integrating the primary communication needs of a law enforcement officer, while raising the bar in terms of safety, as well.

For starters, Forcite could be manufactured from the amazing D3 polyurethane such as the D3O Aero, providing a much improved protection against impacts and making the shell more stronger. At the same time, Forcite comes with a dramatic improvement in sight range, without negatively affecting safety standards.

On the tech side, Alfred's helmet brings HUD-type information display including GPS routes backed by audio turn-by-turn indications, constant communication with the control room via an embedded radio tuner which also allows the police officer to instantaneously link to firefighters or medial units.

An embedded camera and OCR software can automatically verify whether the vehicle at whose license plate the officer is staring for more than 5 seconds is registered or not. Multiple other technologies can also be integrated in the Forcite helmets in case they make in to production.

Several LEO agencies expressed their interest in the Forcite technology. Alfred Boyadgis' invention is currently in top 30 among other 300,000 entires running for the James Dyson Award at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore.

According to the inventor, the Forcite could retail for as low as $790 (€590), with production costs of $1.5 million (€1,123 million).

Via Wonderful Enginnering, thanks Ada for the tip.
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