"So what have you drawn?" - Ski Helmet

Dreaming of the slopes?  Danny Higgins, CEO and Engineer at Rocken Technologies will be seeing the slopes in a different way this coming season.  He invented the first integrated ski helmet with a fully integrated and retractable lens.   

 A couple of the drawings that we did for the utility patent.

A couple of the drawings that we did for the utility patent.

The patented helmet has many unique features, but the key solution is the trajectory that the visor takes while travelling from the retracted position to a deployed position, all while making a seal around the skiers face.  This helmet technology could easily be adapted to other types of sports helmet as well as expand into many other fields such as firefighting, military and law enforcement.  And, a properly written patent will keep these options open and protected.

 Renderings of the concept.

Renderings of the concept.

Danny did what many inventors aspire to:  he signed an agreement with FWD Concept of Switzerland and in turn licensed the Rocken design to Bollé under the product name OSMOZ.  Check out the introduction video from Bollé.