Keeping a cool head

written by Shepdaddy on March 22, 2010 in apparel and General and safety with no comments

ThermaHelm™ is a revolutionary brain cooling helmet technology that could save your life.

This is an interesting piece of technology and totally makes sense. 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 (also used for insulation in the housing industry) can be found in ALL motorcycle helmets, and is the same white foam that is installed in the walls of ALL refrigerators and portable coolers. 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. It’s not clear when the retro-fit service will be available but nonetheless, it will be Lily approved!