Here comes an extraordinary ‘brain cooling’ helmet that is expected to save thousands of lives every year.

The incredible piece of equipment, called ThermaHelm, has an inbuilt device that acts like an instant ice pack after a sudden impact.

The 299-pound carbon fibre helmet that cools the brain soon after an accident is believed to reduce the risk of long-term brain damage and save lives, claimed its inventor and motorcycling enthusiast Jullian Preston-Powers.

Preston-Powers, who spent two years in developing the helmet at the Sussex Innovation Centre in Brighton, said he was planning to launch it in May.

The 44-year-old said he has had an incredible response to the new design.

“We’ve had a great reaction. People think it’s a great idea and have said they can’t believe no-one has thought of this before.

“Companies all over the world are banging down our doors to get hold of it when it’s launched this year,” he was quoted as saying by The Daily Mail.

Preston-Powers, who hails from Brighton, said he was inspired to design the helmet after sustaining an injury during a basketball game.

“I had been playing basketball with a friend and I had smashed my elbow on his head. Someone handed us both ice-packs for our injuries and it was so cold I couldn’t hold it for very long,” he said.

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