A new research by biomedical engineers of Duke University has found that the Adrian helmet performs better than modern military helmets in protecting the head from shock waves created by overhead blasts
- During World War I, the first combat helmet was issued to the French Army. Called the Adrian helmet, and introduced in 1915, it is often described as the first modern steel helmet.
- It was designed to protect French troops in trenches from head wounds from falling shrapnel.
Important Info :
- In protection from ballistics and blunt impacts, modern military helmets have advanced.
- But in terms of protecting the brain from shock waves from nearby blasts, the modern helmets are no better than WWI helmets. And the Adrian helmet, in particular, actually performed better than modern designs in protecting from overhead blasts.
Source : Indian Express