William Martin

William Martin

Industrial Design and Technology BA

Camino Pack

Hiker's backpack mounted safety light system

The Camino Pack is a backpack mounted headlight activated safety light system designed specifically for hikers who walk in low light conditions. Through its automated and non-intrusive design the Camino pack aims to improve use adherence issues currently associated with the use of personal safety light systems. The function of the Camino Pack has worldwide application; however the pack was designed specifically with the pilgrims of the Camino de Santiago in mind. The increasing popularity of the pilgrimage in recent years has led to an increase in the number of refuges reaching capacity on popular routes, which often means pilgrims find themselves having to walk further and on unlit roads, in their efforts to find available accommodation. The pack detects the reduction in ambient light before allowing the device to become active upon the retrieval of an oncoming vehicles headlight, allowing hikers to be seen and avoided as and when required.