The quality of the fall surface can change over the course of time. For example due to sand and dirt, more intensive use, weather influences or material ageing. Regularly carrying out an HIC measurement is therefore important for maintaining quality. With the wireless HIC meter you can carry this out quickly and easily. This way you can implement a fully fledged measurement programme in just a few minutes and the corresponding software package will then generate a complete report. This gives you instantaneous information about the safety of the fall surface and means you will know for sure that children can carry on playing without the need to worry.

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Operation

The wireless HIC–Meter consists of a metal sphere (a dummy head), that is fitted with various certified acceleration sensors. The HIC–value can be calculated by measuring acceleration during a fall and measuring the impact at the moment that the sphere hits the ground. By the dropping a sphere on the floor from various heights, you can measure to which fall height the fall surface has a sufficient impact absorbing value.
How does the HIC-meter work?

You can drop the HIC sphere from any height. The sphere is connected to the handheld device by a magnetic contact. You give the drop command using the handheld device, after which the sphere measures the impact of the collision. Next, this measuring data is sent wirelessly to your mobile telephone or tablet.

The data can later be sent through your phone or tablet to the reporting software. This extremely user friendly reporting software can add additional data such as photos, place, type of device used and shock absorption. Next, an inspection report is automatically generated.

The wireless HIC meter can be used for several playground surfaces, such as:

  • Rubber tiles
  • Artificial grass
  • Sand
  • Woodchips
  • Grass

As well as playgrounds, sports fields can also be inspected through our wireless HIC meter. A good example of this is how our HIC meter is used to inspect Rugby fields.