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Remy Eichner has a friend with a cochlear implant who could not ride horses because no helmet would fit over the device. Remy’s friend options are either to ride without a helmet or ride without the device to fit the helmet, but both these options undermine safety. Remy developed a helmet that can provide more freedom to people with limited hearing that need a cochlear implant.
“This is a product that you wouldn’t think about until someone brought it up,” Remy said. “It’s an important product, because little kids want to ride their scooters and their bikes. It feels so good to be considering every person with this product.”
The helmet design, called Enable Helmet, would allow people with the implants to ride a bike, ride a horse or ski while wearing protections. To create her prototype, Remy cut out some foam from the interior of a bike helmet, creating a pocket that fits over the cochlear implant.
Remy’s prototype won third place at the Utah High School Entrepreneur Challenge. She hopes to get a patent on the idea and create a product that can help people.
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