A Helmet for Imogen

17 June 2019

The team at our Innovation Centre are hard at work making a new riding hat for Imogen.

Imogen loves horse riding and is taking part in the qualifying round of the RDA dressage event. There’s only one problem: her helmet. In order to get it to fit the depth of her head (so it doesn’t fall over her eyes), it is really tight around her head. This leads to discomfort and pain when riding for long times.

The new helmet being developed by CIC and UWTSD has been made to measure by using high tech equipment to scan her head shape and then design the helmet around her. They’ve already made a prototype and have been to visit Imogen to try it out to see if it fits.

The final production unit is being manufactured this week, so we hope that Imogen will be riding safely and in maximum comfort very soon!

Have you got a problem our Innovation Centre can help with? Get in touch using our contact form.

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