Makerere University, through the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology, has partnered with Design without Borders (DwB), Richiencoy, and Injury Control Centre Uganda (ICC-U) to develop a helmet that is low priced, attractive and readily available for motorcycle riders and passengers.
The helmet, named ‘B pro’ has been designed to suit the East African climate, and fit within the local production capabilities at an affordable price of just UShs20.000/=. The aim of this project is to encourage more frequent helmet use among cyclists/ boda-boda riders and passengers. The other goals are; development of the Ugandan economy by local production of safety equipment, and development of local technological/manufacturing capability. The commercial production and testing of the helmet to be undertaken by Richiencoy Services Ltd will commence in September, 2011.
To read more, download the entire press release here
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