PROJECT DIRECTOR : JUNGJOON HWANG
The steering wheel Sensum plays the role of ears for the hearing-impaired drivers.
Are you responding safely to any unexpected incident while driving?
Hearing is one of the important senses required for a safe response. Ordinary drivers prepare themselves for any potential danger with the help of the horn or a little bit of noise. However, the hearing-impaired drivers experience more factors causing danger compared to the ordinary drivers. It is necessary to provide a way of enabling the hearing-impaired drivers to respond to such danger more quickly and safely. It enables the hearing-impaired driveres to be aware of danger by themselves and respond to any unexpected situation quickly and safely.
DESIGNER ● : JUNGJOON HWANG
DESIGNER ■ : JUNGJUN PARK
DESIGNER ▲ : JAERYONG LEE
HORN = ● YELLOW
The vehicle behind my car is moving to the right direction while its driver is honking the horn.
The situation which could happen in the blind spot of the rearview mirror.
With the help of the sensor for the horn of a vehicle, the LED light located in front of the steering wheel is turned on. The steering wheel is the tool which is located closest to the driver. It is positioned in the center of the driver. Therefore, the position of LED is good enough to help the hearing-impaired drivers to become aware of the direction of the vehicle with the sound of the horn. Since people's eyes can cover the range of more than 180 degrees, drivers do not always have to directly look at the tool while driving. The light informs drivers of the information of the direction.
Since the hearing-impaired drivers experience more deteriorated
hearing compared to the ordinary people, they are subject to a greater
level of danger more easily. By visualizing the direction of the horn of
a vehicle with LED, Sensum makes it possible for such drivers as the
hearing-impaired drivers, the inexperienced drivers and those with
deteriorated hearing to drive more easily.
“FOR EVERYBODY, A SAFE RESPONSE LEADS TO SURVIVAL.”
The decibel(dB)-sensoring sensor and the hertz(Hz)-sensoring sensor are located on the outside of a vehicle. The sensors are directly connected to the main computer. The horn basically has 90 to 110dB with the frequency of 400 to 650Hz. The computer receives information from the sensors located on the outside of a vehicle before sending proper signals to the LED indicator of the steering wheel based on the above options.
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