Motorcycle Driver Climate Control Device

Helmet A new cooling helmet/Seat which is cooled by thermo-electric refrigeration with combination of Peltier plate, heat sink, battery. Thus, achieves cooling effect on human head. The considering human comfort, human thermoregulatory system. “Peltier cooling helmet” that works on TEC, aims to supply cooling by victimization thermo electrical effects instead of the prevailing typical ways like ‘vapour compression/absorption cycle’.   The system consists mainly of a heat sink, electric fan and TM. When a voltage is applied to the TM, it will create a temperature difference across the TM, which is being used to utilize electricity to pump heat out. The prototype had been fabricated and mounted onto a bike helmet.

An increasing number of deaths and injuries are reported in recent years for small children and physically challenged persons left in unattended parked vehicles when the surrounding air temperatures are warmer. Thermal abatement measures such as tinted windows and circulation fans have generally proved insufficient in reducing peak temperatures to a safe level. Due to prolonged time periods, the body temperature gets elevated so that injuries and deaths occur for the children left alone in the vehicles.

The solution for the problem is the design of a car safety seat using thermoelectric cooler that offers protection to the occupant temporarily. To maintain the temperature of the body for a limited time within an acceptable range, thermoelectric cooling and forced air convection are featured by thermoelectric cooled seat. Thermoelectric cooling systems have been developed for the temperature control of sensitive electronic equipment, green applications, and it is used for heat rejection. A seat occupant sensor and thermistor will detect an unsafe temperature rise for small children and activate the alarms and cooling systems. Thermoelectric coolers maintain the cabin air temperature up to 2hrs below the threshold in parked vehicles.

The accident is a major problem in India. Road injuries are one of the leading causes of death. Most of the people are injured in an accident due to not wearing the helmet. A survey reveals that the major cause of not wearing the helmet is its thermal discomfort. The thermal comfort can be improved by adding vents, but more vents reduce the strength of the helmet. Thus, there is a need to redesign and optimize the performance of the helmet so that the acceptability to wear it increases leading to saving the lives of riders in case of accidents.