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    Default AIIMS To Develop Low Cost Helmet for India

    AIIMS to develop low cost helmet for India in collaboration with Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. The helmet will be fully ventilated and better suited Indian weather conditions.

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    Dr M C Misra, AIIMS director said,
    We are trying to develop helmets which are light and airy so that people do not feel uncomfortable putting them on. Since, India's climate is mostly hot and humid for the almost nine months of the year, people find wearing helmets uncomfortable.
    He said around 377 people die on Indian roads every day-the world's highest fatalities in road accidents, according to a 2013 report published by the ministry of road transport and highways."
    Apart from this, AIIMS in collaboration with Monash University, Melbourne, is also doing a long-term research project in trauma systems. Under 'Australia India Trauma Systems' collaboration project, the apex trauma centre will try to develop a national trauma registry for the country.

    Dr Amit Gupta, AIIMS said:
    "AIIMS is also planning to develop a rehabilitation prescription application, which can be downloaded on smartphones.
    Often patients after treatment go back home and it is not possible for them to come back again for consultation. In that case, they will be given reminders through the application to follow certain exercises and our physiotherapists will keep on assessing their quality of life after say three months or nine months."
    News Source: AIIMS to develop low cost helmets, suited for Indian weather conditions | ET Auto
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    Default Re: AIIMS To Develop Low Cost Helmet for India

    News approved!

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    Default Re: AIIMS To Develop Low Cost Helmet for India

    And what certification will it have? ISI?

    And I thought roadside helmets are the best ventilated and cheapest and also have ISI "stickers"
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    Default Re: AIIMS To Develop Low Cost Helmet for India

    When I read the title, I was like "meh. Another indian experiment, which will focus on low costs, and end up being a disaster, like the tata nano"

    Then I read in the thread "Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia", and I cut my skepticism slightly. Still skeptical, though.

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    as long as that mentality persists we will never amount to anything. all that is required to gain trust of Indians is a foreign name, realities be damned.


    tata nano is a disaster in marketing, not engineering.

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    Default Re: AIIMS To Develop Low Cost Helmet for India

    If the helmets are good enough, there's competition for existing players. How good they are, will be known after a few reviews!

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    Unfortunately the test of effectiveness concerning helmets is an expensive one. I don't mean monetarily. I will go with something DoT and SNELL certified thank you.

    Having said that, if a better helmet can be provided at a lower cost, it is better done than not.

    And in an aside, I have been thinking about the compulsory helmet laws in India. Why do they exist? Apart from being unenforced and very apparently unenforceable what purpose do they serve?

    Now, climbing on a motorcycle involves inherently more risk than any other form of land based motor transport. It is thus wise to wear protection, at least for the head, so if you do crash, you will only be physically f***ed up and not, god forbid, a vegetable. This means your brain is fully aware and capable of lamenting your plight for the rest of your miserable life.

    But if you are the sort to hang your helmet in the crook of your elbow, only to wear it when there appear to be cops in the distance, while your bike is still moving, then maybe you deserve to be removed from the gene pool. Who better to do it than yourself? I thus submit that the compulsory helmet laws should be abolished and everyone should be allowed to ride in their VIP Frenchies if they damn well want. Its a freedom issue!

    If there needs to be a law, maybe it should be that helmets and possibly other protection should be compulsory for the pillion, should you wish to carry one. Because, while you are free to write yourself off at any time, taking responsibility for another life is a different matter altogether. Maybe bike manufacturers can put a pressure sensor in the pillion seat that will limit the speed of the machine............

    Ah, I could rant on....................

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    Default Re: AIIMS To Develop Low Cost Helmet for India

    We allready have cheap and well ventilated helmets in India. Sold on every corner of the road. Waste of time and money.

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    Default Re: AIIMS To Develop Low Cost Helmet for India

    Some mahapurush once said:-

    Cheap and Reliable is not fast.
    Cheap and Fast is not reliable.
    Fast and Reliable is not cheap.

    Putting it away from a motorcycle context, you can replace "fast" with "performing", and the rule will still stand for most things, if not all.

    Coming to this helmet, it will be cheap and performing (ventilation), so will it be reliable in terms of crash resistance? Can you rely on it?



    Anyhow, bottom line is, it may not be for me or hardcore bikers, but as long as it motivates non wearers to wear it, I would welcome the move anyhow... I mean, it can't be all that bad for the 40 kmph crowd, isn't it?
    They could have something like a sort of cage to ensure ventilation...
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    Default Re: AIIMS To Develop Low Cost Helmet for India

    Members here or people elsewhere can continue to bring down this motive by their skeptical comments though. If people who doesnt wear the helmets even after imposing any kind of rule, you cant change them. But any common man who once becomes afraid that he might loose his life becoause he doesnt have a lid on his head, will definitely buy good products or try to adhere to the rule.

    Its just time people here and elsewhere educate themselves and not throw such negative comments. Rather welcome it. Create awareness about it. There a n number of rides conducted for racism and other things...why dont people who rant about this "low-quality" go on ride to create awareness rather than for a pleasure ride of his own.
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