Posted by Andrew on December 6, 2010

Category: Accessories

Head injuries occur in 80% of all motorcyclist fatalities. A key factor in these injuries is brain swelling inside the helmet and the response time to address the issue. ThermaHelm technology helps to mitigate this problem by cooling the rider’s head post-accident. A standard helmet acts like an insulator. The polystyrene foam found in all motorcycle helmets is the same white foam that in installed in the walls of all refrigerators and portable coolers.

The HALO special edition helmet

The HALO special edition helmet

It’s the perfect energy absorber and insulator. The helmet acts like an oven to an already hot, sweaty head causing post accident brain temperatures to potentially reach a fatal threshold. This is how motorcycle riders can die. ThermaHelm technology works by triggering an endothermic chemical reaction inside the helmet lining at the moment of impact. The helmet immediately cools the motorcyclists head, keeping it cold even before the emergency services could have been called.

The technology is fitted to the very best existing motorcycle helmets that have passed stringent safety tests. By combining these quality helmets with this revolutionary brain cooling device, ThermaHelm can give a much needed lifeline to victims of motorcycle accidents.

The helmet keeps your brain cool after an accident

The helmet will carry a price tag of GBP299 ($466) for the simple version and GBP499 ($777) for the more advanced version. There will be also a Limited First Edition signed by the inventor himself, Jullian Preston-Powers. The special HALO helmet will cost you GBP599. “ThermaHelm will save lives; so much so in fact that riding without ThermaHelm technology is like driving without an airbag. It’s not worth the risk. In addition, our GPS Emergency Beacon Transmitter will call our base-station operators and alert emergency services to the downed rider’s exact GPS coordinates.” – says the inventor about the helmet.

via ThermaHelm

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