Your ideas seem nice in theory but in the real world they are not practical. In SAR one needs simplicity,adaptability, and easy upgrades. Most of what you’re suggesting can be classified as gadgetry.
I don't like the idea of integrated light and batteries, or integrated anything for that matter.
Lights, radio mics, and other accessories are also advancing so quickly that by the time you have your range on the market there is already something new that has superseded it. The user needs to have the freedom to adapt.
I also don't like the idea of voice activated LED colour change.
In the real world it's just another gadget that is a distraction and that can become faulty, it would never actually be used. Also most of the time your SAR guy is not in plain view of his handlers.
Must simpler to communicate your situation via radio and have your name or call sign in reflective vinyl stuck on your helmet
The helmet should be as simple and basic as possible with the option to add and remove accessories as the operator sees fit. If you offer a range of accessories the helmet should still be designed in such a way that the user can choose to use your accessories or his own as they come on the market.
Plenty criticism but well done on giving it a go anyway
Last edited by Spikepretorius; 02-10-2011 at 06:38 AM.
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