Helmet construction begins with a design
While the disclosed subject matter can be used to construct all types of protective helmets for all types of activities, particularly those meeting the aforementioned DOT standards, it can also be used to construct structures of other shapes. Such as elbow, knee, thigh, shin, hand or foot protectors. As well as wearable protective gear, it could also be used to create ventilated panel-like structures that are impact-resistant for use in motorized or human-powered vehicles.
As mentioned, it goes without saying that your motorcycle helmet protects your head from hard impacts. But do you understand the know-how behind the design? Here, we explain what happens to the head during a motorcycle accident, and which parts of the helmet help reduce this effect.
Manufacturing processes for motorcycle helmets
A motorcycle helmet is a type of helmet used by motorcyclists. Motorcycle helmets protect the rider's head in the event of a collision, thereby increasing motorcycle safety. They reduced the risk of head injury by 69 percent and the risk of death by 42 percent. The laws of many countries require their use.
As crash helmets are the only mandatory item cyclists need to ride legally on UK roads, we'll give you an insight into the process used to manufacture motorcycle helmets. From basic design elements to being marketed by different manufacturers.
Helmets must meet safety requirements
The Snell Memorial Foundation has stricter requirements and testing procedures for racing helmets, as well as helmets for other activities such as drag racing, biking, horseback riding, and many riders in North America consider Snell certification to be an advantage if they make them consider purchasing a helmet. While others point out that its standards allow for more force (g) to be transmitted to the rider's head than the US Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. However, the DOT standard doesn't test helmet chin bars with them, and the Snell (and ECE) standard only applies to full-face types.
The internal components of the safety helmet (seat belt, headgear, sweatband) must be inspected regularly, as they are exposed to sweat, dust, etc. These factors lead to accelerated aging of the materials that make up the helmet's components. Parts inside the helmet must be replaced as often as specified by the manufacturer and when damaged during inspection. When in doubt, the internal parts should be replaced or the entire helmet should be replaced.