Prototype spots swelling and bleeding in a pilot study—but the novel technique employed is relatively unproven.
A helmet that sends a magnetic field through the wearer’s head might someday offer a quick way to reveal whether the brain is swelling or bleeding as the result of an injury.
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The highway can be a nightmare, but we don’t think anyone would dare mess with a Predator on a motorcycle. If only this helmet were safe to wear. [Read more]
A new helmet is intended to make firefighters safer – – and this model was inspired by a rather unpopular creature.
LifeBeam is kicking off an Indiegogo campaign for a new smart cycling helmet that uses smart sensors to track your heart rate.
LifeBeam is an Israel-based startup that thus far has specialized in aerospace technology that is used to track the vital signs of fighter jet pilots and astronauts. Instead of bulky chest strap monitors, Lifebeam uses their own specialized sensors that are built into the helmet to track their heart rate and vitals.
People die trying to look cool. Vanity is the sad reason why people don’t wear bike helmets. So two Swedish women set out to invent “the invisible bicycle helmet”, They’ve succeeded, and the end product isn’t a made of clear plexiglass and there’s no lightbending-stealth technology. In fact it’s not really a helmet at all.
Hövding is a rapidly-inflating airbag that deploys from a collar around your neck when you’re in an accident. Here’s how it works, and a video demonstrating this amazing, but still expensive, invention…
Probably not for kids.
I doubt you’ve been tungsten gas welding recently, but it turns out it’s a demanding process. A set of University Toronto researchers (among them wearable computing pioneer Steven Mann) write in an abstract that tungsten inert gas welding requires “more skill and more visual acuity than most other welding processes” and that “keen eyesight and exact hand-eye coordination” are a must.
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As a general rule, it’s usually never a good look to strap things to your noggin. That said, we’re willing to let this particular Quirky-made concept slide for two reasons: it could very well save your motorcycle-loving life and it won’t muck up your head gear. The in-development helmet light, which goes by the plain though apt Signal moniker, makes use of an elastic fiber-optic fabric known as Lumigram, thus avoiding the need for messy adhesives and, more importantly, keeping your biker fashion in check. So, how exactly does it help steer you out of harm’s way? Well, by communicating wirelessly via RFID, the attachment doubles up on signaling safety, mimicking your ride’s real-time responses for brake lights and turn signals. According to its creators, this hide-saving accessory could be “the coolest thing to happen to motorcycles since Easy Rider.” We’re not sure we (nor Jack Nicholson, for that matter) agree with that, but it should keep your body and bike free from the crush of neighboring wheels.
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An alligator leapt out of the water and hit a Florida fisherman in the arm — and he caught the entire terrifying incident on his helmetcam.
The Grappa is a tote-style shopping bag that you can wear on your head (once it’s empty) during a natural disaster. It’s less insane than it sounds, because the base of the bag is made from the same EPS foam found in hard-hats, and is rated to cope with falling debris at least as well as similar emergency hoods already on the market. Constructed with the cheapest materials possible, each unit costs around 1,000 Yen ($ 12) with the hope that companies will buy them, slap a logo on the side and hand them out as a promotional tool that could save plenty of lives. Bet you feel guilty for laughing at the picture now, don’t you?
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Prosecutors in San Francisco claim a man who allegedly plowed into pedestrians — after which one died — later made an online post in which he told his version of events and lamented the death of his helmet.
Just when you thought–as you were undoubtedly thinking–that ski helmet design could not be improved upon any further, someone has to go and stick a solar panel on the thing. Please revise your mental representation of the world accordingly.
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pigrabbitbear writes in with a link about a virtual reality helmet designed to help people deal with medical emergencies in space. “Humans are pretty fragile. A bad break in your hip can mean surgery and months of rehab. That’s pretty bad, but what if you fall and break your hip on the Moon, or even Mars? You’d be hundreds of thousands or millions of miles from a fully stocked hospital and a surgeon with steady hands. There’s the option of doctor-assisted surgery from Earth — a fellow astronaut performing the surgery with remote assistance from a doctor via video link. But the lengthy communications delay make this a poor option anywhere further than the Moon. Luckily for our Mars-bound descendants, the European Space Agency has a solution: an information-loaded assisted reality helmet that will let anyone identify and perform minor surgery to repair injuries.”
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CNET reporter Jay Greene, an avid skier, recently took two helmet cams up the mountain. See which one took his trophy for best job recording powdery pursuits: the GoPro HD Hero 2 Outdoor Edition or the Contour Roam.