applied product design: When you ride a motorcycle you have to
accept that there is an element of risk involved. Obviously that risk
can be significantly reduced if you take the appropriate precautions and
wear the correct protective clothing.
One very important innovation has been made in the area of the crash or
safety helmet. 90% of motorcycle fatalities are a result of injury from
the neck up, ThermaHelm technology aims to reduce this.
In the event of a heavy crash where the user suffers a heavy blow to the
head the brain can swell which in turn causes an increase in brain
temperature. Once the temperature of the brain reaches a certain
critical level it becomes unresponsive and shuts down causing the
persons heart to flatline.
To stop this from happening a new gel pack has been fitted into the
ThermaHelm crash helmet that activates upon receiving a heavy impact,
the gel pack then works against the increase in brain temperature to
maintain a consistent and managable level of heat, reducing the amount
of damage caused to the brain before emergency services can attend.
These crucial minutes after an accident can be vital and anything that
can be done to help save lives must be considered a step in the right