How should cricket helmets be redesigned? (Part 3)
Currently, cricket helmets provide protection for the batsman’s head from cricket balls but in my mind, they don’t really solve all the problems. The cricket helmet provides good protection, but can be uncomfortable for bats, with heat buildup, weight problems, and vision obstructions. These problems can distract and even disturb the batsmen that he or she does.
My cricket helmet provides ventilation for the bat to cool the head, and it is also lightweight and helps improve visibility. In particular, this helmet will improve batsman’s stamina in the long innings.
I went for a geodetic structure to allow maximum power while allowing maximum ventilation, and also to reduce the weight of the helmet. Geodetic structure is ideal for absorbing the impact of a cricket ball and distributing energy evenly on the face of the shock absorbing helmet.
The helmet is also designed with two forward vents to promote airflow when running, leading the air inside the helmet up and out of the head.
The first layer of protective layer is polycarbonate plastic to allow bats to have clear vision with multiple peripheral vision, and I used a thin inner layer to prevent and break the debris into. face in case of being hit. The film also has an anti-reflective coating, similar to the clear protectors on hockey hockey helmets.
Metal guards made from titanium for both strength and light weight. I also play around with colors and handle 20% gray for the lowest reflection value.
I really want this project to be absorbed and further developed by a major sporting goods manufacturer such as Nike, Puma, Gunn & Moore, Slazenger or Masuri.
Ravinder’s ambition is to work as a product designer for a sportswear manufacturing company. Although based in the United Kingdom, he will move anywhere for the right job. They can be contacted via email or through his website, where a range of his other design work can be seen. We included some of his other designs in the visuals.