Spotter – Monitoring and Navigation for Triathlon Lifeguards

Spotter is a monitoring and navigation equipment for triathlon lifeguards.
The design offers opportunity for a safer, trustworthy environment for the
athletes, helps lifeguards to reach to an athlete in need and prevent fatal
injuries.

UMU logotype Wsmall  Umeå Institute of Design

Interaction Design
Spring 2014 – 2 Weeks

Team
Ilteris Ilbasan
Kallirroi Pouliadou
Maja Hedlund
Idil Tunga

 

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Spotter – Monitoring and Navigation for Triathlon Lifeguards

Facts

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14th Sep 2014 – Another Triathlete Died

A 39-year-old man, father of three died out of heart attack.

“It just makes me angry that the competitors didn’t have more safety (systems) to protect them if things went wrong.” A witness

Click here to read the article.

Spot the person with Cardiac Arrest below

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Development

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How to Sketch Sounds & Lights?

We generated lots of sounds by mouth, recorded and tested them with       lo-fi prototypes with lights.

Visual Sound Explorations

We prepared visual boards for communicating our sounds without sounds.

Continuous User Tests

We did lots of user tests with using the method “Wizard of Oz”  and got too many feedbacks and insights.

Safer Environment

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Spotter offers opportunity for a better safer sport environment for the triathletes, helps
lifeguards to reach to an athlete in need and prevent fatal injuries.

Scenario

Triathlete with monitoring wristband

Triathlete having a health problem

Lifeguard spots the triathlete in need

and Rescues!

Scenario with Sound and Light Interaction

LEDs

Navigation through directing lights

Bone Conductors

Indicating the direction through binarual sounds

 

Health Monitoring

Monitoring the triathlete through pulse and temperature

Wireless

Sending signals to the headband

 

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