The Flood Helmet is a wearable device that addresses the issues regarding Climate Change and specifically the Sea Level rise in Singapore. According to the Nus Sea level rise mapping project and IPCC Third Assessment, we might lose up to 11.79km square by 2100 and 160.89km square according to the Artic Climate Impact assessment in an indefinite future.
Flood Helmet visualizes the areas that might be affected or even flooded in the future projected based on the calculation model provided by the IPCC report. The helmet device determines the location of the user via a Gps module that continuously reads the coordinates received from the satellite network. Upon hitting an area or spot that is preprogrammed into the database, the clear see through areas of the helmet is injected with sea water which reflects the amount and level that the environment might suffer from in the future.
Audio feedbacks that works like a compass are present throughout the user’s experience with the helmet that gives a hint of the proximity of distance the user is away from affected areas.
The rationale of a helmet interface for this project is so that users can focus on the environment that one might normally take for granted and look at how the landscape might be totally different in the future visualized in a metaphorical way while viewing it in real time without the aid of any screen.