Accession Number : ADD006727

Title :   Swimmer Protective Helmet.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Robertson,Douglas G

Report Date : 16 Jan 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A swimmer protective helmet designed to protect the cranium of a swimmer from impacts with hard or sharp surfaces, thereby preventing lacerations and concussions of the skull or other physical disablement arising from being struck on the head while engaged in activities on the surface, underwater, or while taking entry into or leaving a body of water. The protective helmet is particularly designed to prevent injuries while engaging in search and rescue operations during over water flights, in helicopters wherein an air crewman may be required to descend from a helicopter either by free jump or by rescue hoist to the water's surface to aid in recovery of an injured or disabled survivor and subsequently re-enter the hovering helicopter. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Helmets, *Protective equipment, Concussion, Swimmers, Surfaces, Head(Anatomy), Skull

Subject Categories : Protective Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE