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Nuevo casco protector que reacciona al trauma contundente desencadenando una respuesta endotérmica para reducir lesiones cerebrales

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOUK20160112001
Publicado:
18/01/2016
Caducidad:
18/01/2017
Resumen:
Una empresa británica ha desarrollado y obtenido la patente de un casco protector que reacciona automáticamente al trauma contundente desencadenando una fuerte respuesta endotérmica (refrigeración). Este dispositivo reduce la inflamación cerebral en caso de accidente y tiene numerosas aplicaciones. La empresa busca socios en los sectores de motocicletas, deportes ecuestres y de nieve, militar, paramédico/hospitales o sanitario con el fin de desarrollar conjuntamente la tecnología para nuevas aplicaciones y establecer acuerdos de joint venture y fabricación.

Details

Tittle:
Novel protective headgear reacts to blunt trauma by triggering an interior cooling system, to reduce brain injury
Summary:
A UK company has developed a patented device modelled inside protective headgear (helmets) that automatically reacts to major blunt trauma by triggering a strongly endothermic (cooling) response. The device reduces brain swelling in the event of an accident and has a wide range of applications. They are seeking motorcycle, sports (equine, snow), military, paramedic/hospital or healthcare companies to co-develop the innovation to new applications via joint ventures and manufacturing agreements.
Description:
Head injuries occur in 80% of all motorcycle accident fatalities. A key contributor is brain swelling inside the helmet and the response time to address the issue. A standard motorcycle helmet has polystyrene, which acts as an energy absorber but also as an insulator. When an accident takes place and the brain swells, the heat is kept trapped inside the helmet, causing further swelling and increasing the chance of brain injury.

The UK company´s innovation directly addresses this problem by cooling the rider´s head post-accident. The active technology works by triggering an endothermic chemical reaction inside the helmet lining at the moment of impact. The helmet immediately cools the motorcyclist´s head, keeping it cold even before the emergency services could have been called.

The technology has been fitted to high quality existing motorcycle helmets that have passed stringent safety tests and has been patented in 18 countries globally.

While currently designed and fitted to motorcycle helmets, the company are seeking company partners in other sectors which might benefit from this technology and be interested in adapting this to their respective headgear. These sectors include, but are not limited to, the military, disability support/medical devices, paramedic/hospital, skiing, equine, car racing and other sportswear providers.

They are hoping to take the device to new markets via co-development in joint venture and manufacturing agreements.
Advantages and Innovations:
· The technology represents the first fundamental change in headgear protection in the last 50 years, with all previous designs using passive technology serving only to protect the head through the use of appropriate materials, which repel or cushion impacts.
· The CFK-1 has a carbon fibre and Kevlar shell positioning it in the premium helmet category. The CFK-1 has been tested and shown to be one of the strongest helmets available as well as having a recent design based on a Shoei leading premium helmet to fit the need for a recognised helmet.
· The design of a new helmet has also allowed the innovation of adding a visor locking system, which has long been seen as a weakness of most currently available helmets.
· The helmet can include an emergency beacon transmitter and an ionising cleaning station that cleans, dehumidifies and deodorises the helmet.
Stage of Development:
Already on the market
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
The device is patented in the UK, Singapore, Switzerland, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Australia, Portugal, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Canada with patents pending in the USA and Japan.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: Industry, hospital or military

- Specific area of activity of the partner: Manufacturer or developer of innovative safety equipment or sports gear (sectors including paramedic and hospital, domestic first aid, military projects, equine and snow sports).

- Task to be performed by the partner sought: Co-development of the innovation to a new application, via joint venture or manufacturing agreement

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
02007005 Composite materials
11007 Deportes y ocio
02007024 Nanomaterials
02007014 Plastics, Polymers