How should cricket helmets be redesigned? (Part 2)
The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the British Psychological Association at the Royal University, London in April 2004 and hope some major sports companies have noticed, because we have not yet See significant changes in design from full helmet recently.
Fixing these findings will not only affect cricket players but also anyone who regularly wears helmets for safety purposes, from construction workers and military personnel to sports. Other include horse riding, motor racing, motorcycle riding, cycling or whenever a significant increase in body temperature is likely to occur.
Dr Nick Neave said that while the head only accounts for 7-10% of the total body surface, the head temperature is often higher than other body regions.
Our research has revealed that while wearing a helmet does not have an adverse physiological effect on users, it has led to a significant decline in attention and a slower response time in a number of things. Test conditions can affect the cognitive skills needed for successful polishing performance, as well as many cricket were suspected.
Helmets recommended for cricket do not require ventilation openings to allow heat to travel from the start, although some teams use them.
The tests, conducted by Dr. Neave and colleagues Dr. Mark Moss and John Emmet, used computerized test batteries to measure temperature, hydration level and fatigue before training and after 30 minutes of intense training.
The publication of Northumbria University’s research may not have led to any significant changes in the design of on-shelf cricket helmets at sporting goods stores, but it inspired Ravinder Sembi to consider what What could have been on one of his final degree projects at Ravensbourne College.
Sembi’s cricket helmet allows full ventilation, a significant reduction in heat buildup compared to the enclosed helmet designs with the added advantage of being much lighter.
Because I played a bit of cricket, I noticed some problems with existing helmets, Sembi said. Also, watching the test matches, I noticed that the players were affected with helmets and even the commentators mentioned it when the game was played in hot conditions.
So I did more research and found Northumbria’s research and realized that very little work was done to solve the problems, so I created this helmet.