American scientists are working on a unique bicycle helmet that can fix brain injuries. Very often, these damages go unnoticed, which sometimes leads to sad consequences.
Active people often receive blows to the head, which lead to minor brain injuries. In most cases, these injuries go unnoticed, which can subsequently cause micro-strokes or migraines, as well as other dangerous disorders. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania in the United States are working on a unique bicycle helmet made of special crystals that change color depending on the severity of head bumps on various hard surfaces.
This helmet should help you diagnose brain injuries quickly. The creators of such a device believe that their crystals can be embedded in the helmets of not only cyclists or motorcyclists, but also soldiers. These devices will help paramedics to quickly assess the severity of injuries, which means that patients will receive faster treatment.
In clinical trials, crystals were hit with different strengths to change their color. For example, from red to green if the impact itself was equivalent to a car crash at 140 kilometers per hour, or purple if there was the equivalent of being hit by a truck at full speed.
At the scene of an accident, it can be quite difficult to diagnose a brain injury, therefore, very often this diagnosis is delayed. Severe injuries cause headaches and dementia, with symptoms sometimes not showing up for months or even years.