THE INNOVATION OF HELMET NORIZAM BIN SENIN A131428
INTRODUCTION A helmet is a form of protective gear worn on the headto protect it from injuries. The oldest known use of helmetswas by Assyrian soldiers in 900BC, who wore thick leatheror bronze helmets to protect the head from blunt object andsword blows and arrow strikes in combat. In civilian life,helmets are used for recreational activities, sports andtransportation. But now, there’s many innovation of helmet.
HELMET INNOVATION• Baseball batting helmets have an expanded protection over the ear, which protects the jaw from injury.• Motorcycle helmets often have flip-down face screens for rain and wind protection, and they may also have projecting visors to protect the eyes from glare.• Modern firefighters helmets protect the face and back of the head against impact, fires and electricity, and can include masks, communication systems, and other accessories.• Mixed martial arts helmets have ear pads to prevent serious injuries to the athletes, who do not usually endure such force to the ears.
EXAMPLE OF HELMET INNOVATION• Brembo B-Tech helmet• Brembo helmets are designed to enhance safety, comfort and design and present innovations for the target market, above all in the new types of Automatic Fit Belt fastening of the helmet and the form of the visors.
• Overade• overade is a foldable unisex helmet. The device provides as much protection as a standard bicycle helmet but folds up to a compact, easily transportable size when not in use. Small enough to slip into a purse or backpack, the design aims to address the low percentage of urban bicyclists who utilize helmets.
• Airbag helmet• The Airbag helmet from Spanish company APC is the first commercially available motorcycle helmet to be equipped with an air bag. The APC Airbag helmet works by using a remote electronic control box which is attached to the bike. This control box senses the sharp deceleration of the vehicle which occurs during a collision.
• Proteus helmet• The PROTEUS folding motorcycle helmet is a ground- breaking new design solution for optimising the portability of an essential road safety product. Aimed at savvy urban commuters and overseas travellers, the PROTEUS solves a common dilemma - what to do with one’s helmet upon reaching one’s destination.
• Spinout• The Voztec Safety Release System allows the helmet to be opened from the rear, which promises to be advantageous after an accident because the neck wouldn’t be as stressed during helmet removal.
THE GREATEST ADVANCE IN HEAD PROTECTIONSINCE THE INVENTION OF THE FULL-FACE HELMET
CONCLUSION• It appears that the indications for protective helmet use by individuals currently are based more on individual opinion, with the innovation of helmet every injuries will be reduced to the lowest impact.