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
Umeå Institute of Design
Spring 2014 – 2 Weeks
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
Spot the person with Cardiac Arrest below
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.
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.
Triathlete with monitoring wristband
Triathlete having a health problem
Lifeguard spots the triathlete in need
Scenario with Sound and Light Interaction
Navigation through directing lights
Indicating the direction through binarual sounds
Monitoring the triathlete through pulse and temperature
Sending signals to the headband