Fraunhofer's admittedly somewhat goofy-looking prototype solar ski helmet
Fraunhofer has developed a solar-powered ski helmet-based communications system
The complete solar ski helmet communications system
It looks like the skiers’ communications systems from Buhel and Recon could soon be in for some solar-powered competition. Working with German tech company TEXSYS and the Technische Universität Berlin, researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration have developed a communications module that can be integrated directly into a ski helmet. That module is powered by nothing but sunlight, and can be linked with the user’s mobile devices via a Bluetooth-enabled glove-based control unit.
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