Final year project
Yeti - A Navigational and Safety Ski Pole System for Off-Piste Skiers
In addition to the navigational AR display, the product offers hazard warnings and directional information via the LED ring system and is also equipped with an Emergency Personal Location Beacon.
Ember, a personal wearable device, aims to reduce the impact of loneliness by connecting loved ones in the form of symbolic, meaningful glows.
Level, a 3-axis camera gimble, uses three brushless motors that simultaneously keep the camera steady. A c++ code was written to control the camera's angle via a joystick.
Peak, a surf technique analyser, aims to improve a surfer's ability by teaching the correct movements and stances, from the information gained via the camera sensors.
Off-piste skiing has significant additional risks to that of resort skiing. No route or hazard markings means that it is the skiers' responsibility to navigate through the unpredictable terrain themselves. Navigational errors are often made, leading to accidents. Yeti aims to reduce the chance of becoming disoriented by providing on-screen AR directional and hazard information about specific off-piste routes.
It can now be said design is firmly and unequivocally ingrained in to the way I think. Exciting times are ahead as I now have the opportunity to take what I have learnt, combine it with my creative thoughts and to put my own stamp on the design world.