Watch: An Australian Company's Revolutionary Motorbike Helmet Design

The idea is a full face helmet that doesn't come off under impact, yet is easy to remove after impact. The end result is strapless — whilst still fitting better than traditional helmets.

The Vozz helmet has been developed by Aussie duo John Vozzo Mark Bryant, inspired by a sky diving helmet.

What makes it unique is the cool rear-access design, dubbed the Voltec System. The neckhole doesn't need to allow space for your whole head to enter. In comparison to a regular full face helmet, the Vozz fits the jaw closer, and has less snag points.

Despite safety having been vastly improved with this design, removing the need for emergency services to physically cut helmets off a patient's head, concerns have been raised over the need for re-education of paramedics to remove the Vozz after an accident.

It does appear, however, that the pros far outweigh the cons with this clever redesign.


Comments

    No strap! Woo Hoo, almost makes me want to out and buy another bike. The emergency removal looks a bit cumbersome, but otherwise, I really like this helmet. Price.?

    Last edited 11/01/16 12:10 pm

    I'm glad they got AS/NZ certification, last I saw they only had DOT and ECE (which would be fine if I didn't live in NSW)
    I am however a little disappointed that they don't appear to be able to support any sort of after market headset like the Scalas.

    Emergency responders don't cut helmets off people. That would be unnecessarily dangerous. There are established procedures to remove one safely but it takes time/effort/people.

    This is a reasonable design but suffers from obscurity. So some printed-on "in case of emergency" instructions would be necessary. Especially to find that hidden, recessed release screw. Thereafter removal seems fairly straightforward. Most fire appliances have a toolkit on them, so obtaining the necessary screwdriver wouldn't be difficult.

      Exactly. Although a good design addition would be a compartment behind or next to that "in case of emergency" print that contains the screw-driver. That would save time and allow anyone to help if needed.

      We might cut the strap, but that's about it. It only takes two people, one of whom could be a bystander willing to follow instructions, to safely remove a motorcycle helmet - one to maintain c-spine stabilisation and the other to remove the helmet itself. It's not that hard.

      I agree that these would need some sort of obvious marking to help with removal - if the rider isn't conscious I'd probably spend a bit of time trying to figure it out or just give up and treat it like a standard helmet. That said if it becomes slightly common we get updates on helmet removal mechanisms.

      EDIT: Also I don't even think any of our ambulances have a flathead screwdriver on them, so we'd need to use something else to fit the slot.

      Last edited 11/01/16 9:39 pm

    Oh god, my giant head and face tingled with excitement when I saw this.

    Seasoned rider, track enthusiast here - there is no way in hell you would get this on my head. Strapless? No chance.

    There are already several world class helmet brands that are used throughout the highest end of all motorsport classes with emergency quick release systems (pull one tab, helmet slides off without unstrapping) Some helmets miss out on Australian Safety Standards purely because the standards are too low and tech inside these race helmets are well above and beyond but simply juts not recognised by an archaic system.

    If they're good enough to be used on world class racers who are on multimillion dollar contracts racing in multi billion dollar sports I'm sure they are good enough for me.

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