Head pro­tec­tion

Los Angeles Times - - BUSINESS -

A hel­met is the first line of de­fense in crashes, but ex­perts say it lacks flex­i­bil­ity to pro­tect against an­gu­lar

ac­cel­er­a­tion, a lead­ing cause of ro­ta­tional head and brain in­juries.

Lorena Iñiguez Ele­bee

Lay­ers of pro­tec­tion High-im­pact energy is dis­persed Hard com­pos­ite ex­te­rior with­stands blunt force and dis­perses the im­pact energy. Trans­fered energy is ab­sorbed In­ner EPS lay­ers ab­sorb the high-im­pact energy trans­ferred from the hard outer layer. Damper tech­nol­ogy slows head ro­ta­tion Dampers con­nect two EPS lin­ers, al­low­ing the in­ner liner to move in any di­rec­tion dur­ing im­pact. This helps pre­vent the head from ro­tat­ing.

Straps Re­ten­tion sys­tem se­cures hel­met. 6D ATR-1 Off-road hel­met Chin, jaw and nose pro­tec­tor

Flex­i­ble rub­ber joint

Damper Load dis­tri­bu­tion cup

Iso­la­tion cup The dampers also pro­vide omni-di­rec­tional shear­ing in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions, thereby re­duc­ing an­gu­lar ac­cel­er­a­tion of the head and brain.

How the 6D “sus­pen­sion” tech­nol­ogy works 6D Hel­mets’ tech­nol­ogy aims to re­duce an­gu­lar ac­cel­er­a­tion with flex­i­ble iso­la­tion “dampers” that re­duce head ro­ta­tion at im­pact.

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