Colorado-based Super Seer is recalling certain helmets because they fail to meet federal safety requirements. The recall campaign affects extra large sizes for Super Seer S1602, S1602V, S1608 and S1608V helmets. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the extra large helmets do not meet penetration and retention requirements for Federal […]
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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