With the arrival of the Christmas season, parents are keen to get their kids up and moving in the snow.
But a new helmet that can fit kids and adults is attracting the interest of a whole new generation of helmet makers.
Key points:A helmet with a built-in radio receiver and an integrated safety belt could have a big impact on kids’ safetyThe helmet could be worn by young adults as a summertime add-onThe Australian Bureau of Statistics says a helmet with built-ins to a radio receiver, an integrated radio belt and a safety belt is one of the most commonly used safety belts in the world.
While most parents are happy with their own kids wearing helmets, a few are looking for something better.
“I don’t know if I’ll wear it on the bike as much because of the helmet,” said Sydney resident, Sarah, as she checked out the new helmet on the front lawn of her house.
“It’s the best thing, it’s not like a helmet that’s like you’re wearing a suit and tie.”
They’re like a belt, so you can move around and you can take it off, you can go in and go out, and I love it.
“Sarah said she would like to get the helmet off and put it on her daughter as a wintertime add on.”
We need a safety thing to get us in the car, so I think it’s a good idea,” she said.”
Maybe it’s the radio receiver on the helmet and the radio belt.”‘
This is a new age’The helmet has been around since at least 2012, but it’s only been on the market for just over a year.
Its makers, a team of three designers from Adelaide, say the helmet is a big step in the right direction.”
There are so many different types of helmets, whether it’s just a basic helmet that you take off, whether you want a better looking helmet, you want something that you can have on a bike and you want to get out on the mountain, it just really makes sense,” said Dr Stephen Koon, the head of product development.”
So there’s this need for something more, a little bit more tailored to different environments.
“In the past few years, a number of helmet manufacturers have been producing new models, with many featuring a built in radio receiver.”
The radio antenna could be used to detect the location of a child.”
We want it to be able to pick up information that we’re trying to provide to the user.”
The radio antenna could be used to detect the location of a child.
This is an example of a helmet built with a radio antenna, the transmitter is placed on the back of the head and the receiver is mounted in the helmet.
The radio transmitter is connected to a computer and used to pick-up signals from the radio and send them to the helmet, while the helmet itself sends the signal to the computer via the radio antenna.
While the radio signal is only used for one-time communication, it could be the difference between life and death.
“This is the new age of the safety helmet,” Dr Stephen said.
A radio receiver is a small device that picks up radio signals from a radio transmitter and sends them to a helmet.
A helmet’s radio receiver can pick up the location and speed of the child’s head movements and provide information about the safety of the person wearing the helmet to the wearer.
“If the radio is off, the helmet will just be a bunch of rubber bands that you don’t want to wear on your head,” Dr Steven said.
This could mean a child could fall off the edge of the mountain.
“In the future it could also be used as a way of communicating that you are in a safe environment, that there is a helicopter or an emergency vehicle nearby,” Dr Stevens said.
While helmet makers like Jango Fett and Elite make helmets for children, there is also a new breed of helmet that combines safety features with technology to keep kids safe.
“These helmets have safety features that allow the wearer to stay in the cockpit, and that’s a great thing, but they’re also very lightweight, they’re incredibly light, they’ve got very low weight, and they’re the perfect safety solution for kids,” Dr Steve said.
It’s about the helmetNot everyone wants to see their child in a winter-themed helmet.
“Children are generally very sensitive to the elements and it’s very important to make sure that their parents know what’s going on,” Dr Thomas said.
In addition to a built on radio receiver to pick the radio signals, the Australian Bureau OF Statistics says that helmets made with a reinforced front faceplate and a high visor and an attached safety belt also meet the guidelines for a good winter safety helmet.