A student-led team from Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus developed a prototype for a “HydroHat,” a wearable device that identifies heat-related illness symptoms. This device will monitor a user for three different vital signs: temperature, pulse rate and acceleration.
The purpose of the HydroHat is to keep the user cool and informed of the potential health impacts when exposed to outdoor heat. Proof of concept for this detector system was completed in 2019 with the Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus football team using a commercially available wicking cap. Temperatures taken before and after a two-minute run showed a decrease of 2 degrees Fahrenheit. The HydroHat is a sensor-integrated version of the wicking cap that links to a mobile app for real-time viewing. Prototypes will be built and tested on student athletes to determine efficacy and app messaging.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus
Healthy Urban Environments