HelİA, Smart Alert from the sky-helium lifted AI

Domain #2

Disaster resilience



Open Call #1 laureate

HelİA is a versatile tethered aerostat permanently flying at high altitude, embedding AI for real time alert of hazards with full autonomy.

Wildfires, an increasing problem worldwide causing immense damage, is the first use case proposed, reducing the time taken to detect wild-fires, thus allowing a far more rapid response by firefighters. HelİA will be deployed in vulnerable areas, constantly monitoring for fire from its advantageous high altitude position. HelİA will then allow monitoring the fire restart danger.

Moreover, HelİA is very versatile, being able to monitor various risks at the same time in areas such as national parks, cities or littoral areas, where there can be multiple potential problems requiring immediate response. It could also be a rapidly deployed backup solution to provide protective surveillance over critical infrastructure.

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Project consortium

Allsopp Helikites Ltd.
Allsopp Helikites Ltd.
United Kingdom


Project presentation – pre-selection pitch-video