A new helmet that keeps your brain safer in a crash
April 25, 2010 at 6:17 pm #3904RabParticipant
Here’s a new idea in head protection.
When your head hits the road in an accident, your helmet protects your skull from the direct blow and can save you from getting your face scraped-off by the road (if you’ve been wise enough to buy a full-face helmet).
This new helmet technology, as well as protecting your head as above, is supposed to minimize brain injuries caused by violent twisting of your head. This high-speed twisting can cause tearing of blood vessels and nerves as your brain swishes around inside your skull.
They basically cover a regular helmet with a skin-like layer which can slide across the hard shell beneath it (like human skin over bone). This sliding of the outer skin reduces the torque transferreed to the helmet shell and head. It is reported to reduce the twisting by 60% and reduce “intracranial shearing” by 70%.
You can watch a brief video of it here (view in full-screen mode for best effect).
and you can read more about the technology behind it here:
I don’t think the Lazer Solano Superskin helmet is available in the U.S. yet though.April 28, 2010 at 8:18 am #26019MunchParticipant
Sounds like an interesting theory and idea put into play. If they get it DOT certified for sale here in the states I would be willing to try one. Though of course this is one of those times where you don’t want to see if their claims are true to what they say.
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