HP1T’s technology was originally designed to meet an identified need to capture useful data related to Traumatic Brain Injuries caused by cycling accidents.
Experience showed that the lack of such data could result in flawed medical assessments and treatments. It also showed that related insurance payments could be significantly delayed or avoided in the absence of a reliable evidential link between the cause and effect of a medical condition following an accident.
The aim was to develop a versatile, low cost device that could capture accurate data about the time, location, magnitude and direction of an impact experienced by a helmet in the event of an accident.
During the successful development of the concept, HP1T identified a number of further potential applications across a wide range of market sectors. These sectors are not only limited to helmets and hard hats in multiple sports, the military, emergency services and industrial environments, but also include structures and processes where measuring and monitoring impacts is important, valuable and often under-explored.