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End it all Helmet

Crash helmet for those afraid of the consequences
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Those in fear of terrible injury from a motorcycle accident might prefer a crash helmet that, far from attempting to save their life, ensures that any high energy mistake is their last ever. The same mechanism that detects trouble, and fires these motorbike-suit airbags might be reconfigured with sharp parts to ensure a quick end.

Put into the Car Safety category as there does not seem to be a moto category?

theNakedApiarist, Jun 02 2008

Do Not Resuscitate T-shirt http://www.zazzle.c...-235073727323354902
[Laughs Last, Jun 02 2008]

brain injuries - not for the squeamish http://scienceblogs..._brain_injuries.php
[po, Jun 02 2008]

The Abominable Doctor Phibes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066740/
See "Frog Mask" [8th of 7, Jun 02 2008]

Wedlock http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103239/
Don't lose your head ... [8th of 7, Jun 02 2008]

Flying Guillotine http://en.wikipedia...ying-guillotine.jpg
I think the mechanics of this would achieve what you were thinking. [Zimmy, Jul 29 2008]


       I think your insurance premiums might go up a tad. Terrible idea all round. [-]
etherman, Jun 02 2008

       This is only a mechanical extension of the topical 'living wills' you might have heard about.
theNakedApiarist, Jun 02 2008

       there's no guarantee that you just won't be more horribly damaged.
po, Jun 02 2008

       I would agree. There are many people who survive a suicide attempt only to spend the next 50 to 60 years in a nursing home.
Jscotty, Jun 02 2008

       There is a category- Product: Helmet
even though I don't think it's a very good idea, either.
xandram, Jun 02 2008

       For states where it is a law to have a helmet wrapped around your head, how about a Faux Helmet... No, never mind. I was changed into a newt last time.
Ozone, Jun 02 2008

       I will bun this idea ... If you read the story about Dave Jensen and Lee Strunk, in Tim O'Briens "The Things hey Carried".
MikeD, Jun 02 2008

       In the Vincent Price movie "The Abominable Doctor Phibes" <link>, one of the victims is murdered by means of a frog mask (at a fancy dress party) which incorporates a crushing device ..... all rather gruesome.   

       Besides, doesn't need to be a helmet - one of those necklaces from the movie "Wedlock" (Rutger hauer) would do just as well. <link>
8th of 7, Jun 02 2008

       Hi there [etherman]!   

wagster, Jun 04 2008

       Can you add peril sensitive sunglasses to the mix? No need to see it coming at you.
Ozone, Jun 04 2008

       I like it. Now I know what to get my wife for her birthday.
bneal27, Jun 04 2008

       I took care of a patient who put a .38 to his temple and it came out the other side. He was still "sorta" alive. Your idea gives no guarantee of death.   

       A better way to commit suicide is to take an anti-emetic 1 hour before ingesting a good handful of barbituates. 100% effective. [fishbone]
Klaatu, Jun 04 2008

       I'm pretty sure this is a terrible idea. I once started skidding on the road badly enough to make my airbags pop out BEFORE my car hit anything. I was down to 45 mph by the time I hit a guardrail, and was fine without the airbags. Imagine if my car had been equipped with "End it all" airbags? DOA for no reason.   

       A more reliable means of ending it all would probably be to equip some nice curved scissor/saw blades buried around the bottom edge of the helmet. Decapitation is usually more lethal than penetrating skull injuries.
ye_river_xiv, Jun 04 2008

       Now introducing, the Running With Scissors Tag Team.
Ozone, Jun 05 2008

       I'm sure a good 10mm thick layer of BB-embedded C4 inside the helmet, triggered electronically (maybe a peizo element??) by a sufficiently high-g impact would fit the bill. 200-odd grammes of high explosive and ballbearings would pretty much ensure your demise. Skip the BB's if you want to minimise collateral damage (a little bit).   

       I mean I wouldn't wear one, hell's no, I headbutt too many things when I'm wearing a helmet. But if you had a phobia of becoming paralysed, etc, then maybe you've got two choices - either don't ride, or wear the suicide helmet.
Custardguts, Jul 29 2008


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