Helmet for E-Scooters and e-mobility devices

With the development of cities, urban traffic has become increasingly crowded, which has led to more and more people choosing to use E-Scooters and E-Mobility devices instead of cars. In view of this phenomenon, is it necessary for us to wear a helmet.

“In this study of a case series, 249 patients presented to the emergency department with injuries associated with electric scooter use during a 1-year period, with 10.8% of patients younger than 18 years and only 4.4% of riders documented to be wearing a helmet. The most common injuries were fractures (31.7%), head injuries (40.2%), and soft-tissue injuries (27.7%).”
The pattern that is emerging involves crashes mostly related to catching the tiny front wheel in pavement irregularities or potholes, followed by flipping over the front bars. Road rash is almost universal, followed by upper extremity injuries: hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders. And of course heads, since most scooter riders are not wearing helmets.
CPSC believes that a bike helmet provides sufficient protection for electric scooter riding. Scooter injuries are evident, but not yet well-studied. Most are from falls, not crashes with cars.

Take a look at the smart helmets of the future

Every single year, around 40 cyclists die on roads in western countries. And with more cyclists on the roads than ever, there’s a risk that number could rise.
COVID fundamentally changed the way we get around. Cars now share the road with more delivery riders, commuters, and bike clubs than ever before.
In some cities alone, it’s estimated that the popularity of riding soared by 270% following the onset of the pandemic. But as the number of cyclists increased, so do the troubling statistics.
Because most road infrastructure is still intended for cars, cyclists can often be put in harm’s way. In the months between September and November 2020, one food delivery rider was killed every 11 days in Australia.
But it doesn’t need to be this way.
Living in a technology-driven society, many scientists regard 5G isn’t exclusively limited to smartphones, tablets, and laptops. With the right tech, we can use it to keep riders safe, too by building a connected bike helmet full of safety gear.
The scientist is in the way to creating a connected bike helmet prototype that is 5G-enabled for our most vulnerable road users.
Theoretically, the helmet prototype features a 5G connection, which passes video, GPS, and other data up to a data processing and analytics cloud, thus gathering data from connected cars on the roads.
The 5G network – will cover most of the population and carry huge amounts of data at incredible speeds, making near real-time communication for vehicle safety possible.
The bike helmet prototype gathers a range of data, and meshes it together with data gleaned from connected cars around the rider, and connected infrastructure and road cameras around the city.
This information will then feed to a rider through a speaker in the helmet to provide real-time safety information, alerts, and warnings.
It’s more than just giving cyclists eyes in the back of their head: it’s giving them the ability to see around corners where traffic is at a standstill, and even helps them predict the future.
One of the greatest concerns any rider has is being “doored”: where a driver or passenger opens their car door into a bike lane, causing a full-speed collision with a cyclist if not careful. Car doors swinging open can force a rider out of their lane and into the path of another vehicle, where they might not be so lucky.
When a driver or passenger opens their door, real-time video from the bike helmet will be sent over 5G and analyzed in a cloud platform, where the opening car door hazard is identified. The platform then pushes down an audio alert to the rider to react in time, thanks to the super low-latency connectivity offered by our 5G network.
As more and more people take to alternative means of transportation to tackle city congestion, climate change, and general fitness, we have to use every piece of technology we can to keep them safe for the future. With the help of high-tech, we may soon create a road that frees us from accidents.


What to do if your teen refuses to wear a helmet.

Teenagers are reluctant to wear a helmet when they are over age 12. Ultimately, this issue boils down to your son or daughter being in the age group where influenced by the fashion trends, and the urge to not be a dork is a huge part of life.

As the parent(s) or their guardian(s), it is our duty to urge them to put on lids for their tiny melons.
We’ve combed through our archives to find the most useful and practical suggestions. These might be some quick wins:

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