Scorpion helmets have progressed a long way since I first wore one many years ago as a starving student looking for quality kit. For 2013, the brand has jumped into the MotoGP circus head-on, sponsoring 17 riders across MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 with its top-of-the-line EXO-R2000 helmet, which is set to debut stateside this Fall. […]
ThermaHelm Helmet Puts Your Brain on Ice [video]
Works on impact
According to the ThermaHelm website, they have developed a liner inside of their helmet that cools the brain after an impact. A standard helmet is made up of polystyrene foam that is an energy absorber but is also an insulator, after major head trauma, the standard helmet acts like an oven heating the brain up to dangerous levels. With the ThermaHelm helmet, the cool liner activates after impact, keeping the brain at normal temperatures until medical help arrives, giving the injured rider a better chance for survival and/or a less serious injury.
Hit the jump to watch an interview with the inventor, Jullian Preston-Powers.
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