It’s a dirty little secret: motorcycle helmets can sometimes do more harm than good.
It’s a compromise that saves lives, but leads to many minor concussions that could add up to major health problems down the road, especially among off-road riders who take a lot of low speed spills.
But now a small California startup company thinks it has the solution.
6D Helmets has developed a brain bucket that incorporates what it calls an Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) system between the outer shell and EPS core.
Twenty-seven hourglass-shaped dampers, each comprised of two circular cups on either side of a rubber core, are positioned around the helmet and designed to provide a cushioning barrier against low speed impacts.