High-Tech Israeli Helmet Takes Control of Plane If Pilot Loses Consciousness


bird-planeAn Israeli-developed smart flight helmet will detect emergency situations in which pilots are about to lose consciousness, and take control of the plane in order to prevent disasters, Israel Channel 2 reported.

The state known as G-LOC, which occurs from excessive and sustained g-forces draining blood away from the brain, can cause pilots to momentarily faint, causing flight crashes before the pilots had a chance to regain control.

“As soon as the pilot loses his consciousness, the aircraft can take over the steering system and keep it in control for the few seconds before the pilot regains his awareness and takes over,” said Yaron Krentz, an official at the defense electronics firm Elbit, which developed the life-saving technology along with LifeBeam, a Tel Aviv start-up.

{Matzav.com Israel}