Lightweight Foam Pads for Helmets

TBMG-7252

11/01/2002

Abstract
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Special foam pads have been developed for use in helmets. The foams in these pads have been formulated to obtain a combination of light weight, resistance to oxidation, flame retardance, superior shock-absorbing properties, and physical comfort during long use. In the original application, the pads are intended especially for use in supporting the heads of reclining astronauts during launch, providing a slight upward tilt so that the astronauts can see critical panels, switches, and checklists more easily. Modified versions of the pads and foams may be useful on Earth in helmets for motorcyclists, athletes, and others.

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"Lightweight Foam Pads for Helmets," Mobility Engineering, November 1, 2002.
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Published
Nov 1, 2002
Product Code
TBMG-7252
Content Type
Magazine Article
Language
English