Delhi, August 22: An anti-pollution helmet developed by a Delhi-based startup can help two-wheeler riders breathe clean air. Designed by Shellios Technolabs, the helmet has a Bluetooth-enabled app that lets the rider know when the helmet needs cleaning.
The startup received seed funding from the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and was incubated at the Science and Technology Entrepreneur Park (JSSATE-STEP) Noida.
They have signed helmet commercialization agreements with leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The product with Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 9 has received a patent for its application and is now being sold in all parts of the country at Rs. 4500/-. The end users of the product are individual riders across India and for the next version, Shellios has partnered with Royal Enfield Motorcycles to commercialize the product. NHA issues hardware guidelines for health facilities in states and union territories.
The founders of Shellios Technolabs came up with the idea to implement the challenges faced by bikers during the air quality crisis that Delhi faces during the winter months.
“We were concerned about how the air quality situation was affecting the health of people on the roads, especially the millions of two-wheeler riders who were exposed to long-term daily exposures, and it also caused the double whammy of particulate matter and vehicle emissions. that they breathe,” said Amit Pathak, one of the founders.
Called PUROS, the helmet integrates air purification accessories that include the startup’s patented innovations – a brushless direct current (BLDC) fan, a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter membrane, an electronic circuit and a microUSB charging port built into the helmet. A cleaning system installed in the back of the helmet collects all solid particles coming from outside and cleans the air before it reaches the biker.
Complying with all mandatory standards set by the government, the 1.5kg helmet provides over 80% impact reduction as measured in a controlled environment.
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