Self-sufficient design can cool a rider through solar-powered 'air-conditioning.'

Bob Averill has created the ‘All-Weather Motorcycle Helmet’ to help keep a rider’s body temperature cool on warm days– and warm on cool days. The self-sufficient helmet uses solar power to cool the rider and a built-in heater to warm the rider. A solar panel attached to the top of the helmet cools the rider through a built-in evaporative cooler. In a recent interview with Engadget, Averill explains how the cooler works:

The cooler pulls air from an intake on the helmet's side, sucking up more air at higher speeds and blowing it through a sponge, across the wearer's face. When things get too cold, there's a heater built into the liner, created from a heated mouse pad and powered by a lithium battery.

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