More often than not, construction workers are exposed to many hazards in specific situations, like tunnel excavation. The result of interviews with swiss construction workers, Unit Helmet has adopted a modular system that makes it easily assembled or disassembled. This enables workers to actively respond to volatile surroundings.
All of the helmet's accessories can be easily replaced by means of the magnetic snap system, and the unit is able to be attached to many fastener systems that are ergonomically situated on top of the helmet. This allows the accessories to be assembled in combination with the other units, which ensures safety from multiple hazards that may occur simultaneously.
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Designer - Jaehoon Jung
One of the most important design features of the helmet is that there are six ergonomically positioned female magnetic parts on the main shell. Therefore, it is possible to install up to three accessories at the same time, and it plays a role in maintaining the safety of the operator from the risks that are generated in multiple danger situations. For example, a torch, an earmuff, and a face visor can be used at the same time for workers who cut metal at tunnel construction sites.
From a user experience point of view, the most important feature of this helmet is that it allows you to replace regular work helmets with a with simpler, faster, and more playful style through the smart magnetic snap system. Traditional helmets often use rubber bands or screws when attaching accessories, such as a torch or earplug, which can take a lot of time due to the need to peel and attach the helmet. Unit-helmet does not require the user to take it off in order to attach accessories. Due to the helmet's modular format, you can assemble and disassemble the accessories quickly and firmly, and the unique 'click' makes it possible to clearly confirm whether or not it is mounted properly.
The magnetic module system used in this helmet is based on the four types of modules introduced here, and can be expanded according to the characteristics of the construction site and the role of the operator. For example, a person with a supervisory role in construction may be able to add an attachment video camera or writing instrument module.
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