New helmet design makes it easier for EMTs to remove for care

Publish Date: 
Dec 15, 2010

A British college student has designed a new helmet that paramedics can remove more easily to provide emergency care.

Jack Hooker, 23, is pursuing a patent for the Splinter motorcycle helmet he designed as his dissertation project while undertaking a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer-Aided Product Design at Bournemouth University.

The lid has side clips that unlock the interior like a Chinese puzzle and let the helmet slide apart.

“With a standard full-face helmet it currently requires two paramedics at least 10 minutes to safely remove, so as not to increase sustained injuries, nor run the risk's of paralysis or even death,” Hooker told