The Helmet Doctors

The Helmet Doctors’ Story

Why helmet integrity is important?

The Helmet Doctors is a family venture founded by Brayden Robinson and his father,
Scott, of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.


“We grew up with the kids and me riding motocross and we would often see kids crash then continue to use their helmets which appeared to be unscathed,” Scott says.


When Brayden was hospitalised with a fractured skull, we were shocked to see how
good the helmet still looked.

 

So, we started looking for a better way to assure helmets are still in a safe condition
after a crash.

This led Scott and Brayden to invent a helmet laser-scanning technique with the help of a Belgian lab that primarily works in aeronautical and spatial technologies.

 

This Belgian experimental science lab develops, operates, and makes solutions to improve the design, mechanical strength, and durability, under a vibratory environment, of equipment and structures.

 

Scott and Brayden did extensive research and development with this Belgian company and with the help of the Composites Research Group in the School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering at The University of Queensland.

 

The father-and-son team investigated sound waves, x-rays and other non-destructive testing techniques.

 

We found a laser scanning technique can categorically ensure that, if there is any damage to the helmet’s outer shell, our technique will identify it. “It’s ground-breaking, proven science.”

The Helmet Doctors, have then researched, developed & acquired an innovation patent on our laser scanning technology & technique along with a design patent on the mobile laboratories/trailers ensuring our services to the Motorcycling & Motorsport Community are mobile in their application.

 

Our innovation patent protects our advancements with existing technology rather than being groundbreaking invention. The Commissioner of Patents has granted our patent and has certified our technique as it has been registered in the Register of Patents.

 

“The innovation” – is the application of laser technology and its ability to laser scan helmets for structural integrity.

 

The Helmet Doctors are now turning this into a commercial safety service that will be accessible in all parts of the world.

 

How the scan works

Scott says very few riders know exactly when to replace their helmet.


Manufacturing & Industry Safety Standards  say a composite helmet has a lifespan of five years but, if used frequently, about three years.


But what if you drop it or have a crash?

 

“We have all heard how if you drop your helmet once you should replace it.
But very few do this,” Scott says.
No one knows how much impact a composite helmet can tolerate before the shell is critically weakened.

 

Composite materials have many layers and tiny fibers that can be damaged in a fall. The impact energy is dispersed among the fibers and away from the brain which it is designed to do.

 

This is why a dropped helmet may still look to be ok.

 

However, the impact could have led to a small crack or splintering which you can’t see with the naked eye. Our laser cameras can view, read & record a helmet 100,000 times better than the naked eye, identifying the unseeable defects by finding any cracks, splintering or deformations within the helmet.

 

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Commercialising a Helmet Laser Scanning Services

The Helmet Doctors plan to test their service first in South East Queensland.
Riders would take their helmet to a participating motorcycle dealer where they would leave it and pick it up a few days later.

 

The helmet would be sent to the nearest scanner depot where it would be scanned, assessed and returned.
“As you could imagine this laser camera technology is very expensive, but our goal is to make this service accessible & cheap enough for everyone to use it,” Scott says.

 

If you are interested in becoming apart of this new service in your local area, please click here or the “Golden Logo” – Business Opportunity, to your right of the screen & identify your EOI – Expression of Interest. We have plans in place already to expand in over 30 locations to other states and overseas, be sure to get in early before other applicants or business competitors beat you to it.

 

A Big Shout out and thanks to Mark Hinchcliffe aka the Motorbike Writer for telling our story from the beginning of our journey.
https://motorbikewriter.com/

Would you pay $48 (AUD) to check your helmet is safe?

Thanks to our new invention, using lasers to scan your helmet, The Helmet Doctors (THD) is now passionate about gaining your feedback, this will help spread awareness of THD Service , & will assist the process of being available in your local area sooner.

 

The Helmet Doctors are graciously requesting & “Needing your Help” to show the industry authorities if this is something the Motorcycling & Motorsport Community should and could support, for the specific benefit of all their riders & drivers having the knowledge, power & ability to prevent TBIs & unnecessary deaths.

 

The Helmet Doctors now want to know if you would pay $48 (AUD) excl taxes, for a safety laser scanning service of your helmet.

 

You can take part by providing your feedback, & completing our quick, 10-question multiple-choice online survey, by simply clicking here or clicking on the “Green Logo” – Feedback Comments on this page. Also, please feel free to pass on our below survey link, to any of your local clubs, your local motorcycle stores, friends, and family also asking for their support & feedback as well.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GGZSB6V

As they say, it takes a community to raise a child these days. Your efforts to spread this safety awareness & feedback just may be the one that saves a person’s life from a Traumatic Brain Injury or preventable death.

 

Industry & community awareness for Safety is our Passion. We are hopeful, you too, will support our passion for helmet safety.