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Intersectoral Network for Innovation on Smart Thermal Solutions for Bicycle Helmets

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "SmartHELMET" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: PORTO
postcode: 4099 002

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 Coordinator Country Portugal [PT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙350˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙350˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.3. (Stimulating innovation by means of cross-fertilisation of knowledge)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-RISE
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-03-01   to  2019-02-28


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO PT (PORTO) coordinator 225˙000.00
3    CHRISTOS PAPADOPOULOS & SIA OE EL (KARDITSA) participant 225˙000.00
5    LAZER SPORT NV BE (ANTWERPEN) participant 225˙000.00
6    UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG FR (STRASBOURG) participant 225˙000.00


 Project objective

Bicycle helmets are a tremendously important asset against head injuries during accidents. However, their normal use is often associated with strong thermal discomfort due to the (thermally) insulating nature of the materials used in their structures. This affects directly the willingness to wear helmets, which has direct implications in terms of the risk to which riders are exposed to. However, the capacity and expertise to improve the thermal performance of helmets exist on academic institutions (e.g. expertise in thermal physiology, monitoring of bio-responses, active cooling) but they lack a viable supply chain to go from prototypes to finished products, ready for exploitation. On the other hand, SMEs lack the technical skills and research facilities to perform R&D activities, to solve the mentioned problem. To solve this intersectoral problem, the SmartHELMET project will create a sustainable ecosystem of collaboration and knowledge transfer between academic and industrial partners that will develop the next generation of bicycle helmets with smart thermal management. The project’s innovative aspects in terms of new products, processes and applications are very significant, as the new knowledge has many potential applications in the development of other smart headgear products (e.g. motorcycle helmets, industrial protective headgear, sports related headgear, etc.) as well as smarts products in other sectors where the thermal aspect is crucial (e.g. protective garments, sports clothing and footwear). To achieve its objectives, SmartHELMET will put together research expertise and resources from three large academic partners with market, commercialization and innovation experience from three SMEs, to exchange knowledge through intersectoral staff secondments. The project will bridge research initiatives between the academic and industrial sectors, creating long-term cooperation between them, while raising society awareness about its implications for citizens.


List of deliverables.
One joint publication Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:18:52
Media campaign Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:18:52
Final dissemination report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:18:52
Summer-school week Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:18:52
RISE open day Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:18:52
Web activities Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:18:52
Project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-08-06 18:18:52
Presentation for public display Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:18:52
Interim dissemination report Documents, reports 2019-08-06 18:18:52

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of SmartHELMET deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Youssef A., Colon J., De Bruyne G., Aerts J.-M
Monitoring Thermal Responses of Cyclists Using Helmets Equipped with Wearable Technology
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2018 Shriram Mukunthan, Jochen Vleugels, Toon Huysmans, Tiago Sotto Mayor, and Guido De Bruyne
A 3D printed thermal manikin head for evaluating helmets for convective and radiative heat loss
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2017 C. Deck, N. Bourdet, P. Halldin, G. De Bruyne, R. Willinger
Protection capability of bicycle helmets under oblique impact assessed with two separate brain FE models
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2017 Youssef A., Colon J., De Bruyne G., Aerts J.M.
Model-Based Real-Time Monitoring of Cyclist Thermal Comfort for Smart Helmet Applications
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2016 N. Bourdet, C. Deck, D. Sahoo, J. Nadarasa, T. Dumortier, G. De Bruyne, R. Willinger
Experimental and numerical considerations of helmet evaluation under tangential impact
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