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Making Helmets ‘Cool’

Jarsh Innovations' air-conditioned helmets make life easier for industrial workers

Shashi Kiran

Even as students of mechanical engineering at Hyderabad’s VNR VJIET college, Kausthub Kaundinya, Sreekanth Kommula and Anand Kumar had the itch to create something beyond college projects that would matter in the “real world”. The trio was constantly on the lookout for a problem they could solve, and finally found one when they visited a Tata OEM factory in 2015, during their seventh semester. “We saw that whenever the production manager comes in, all workers wear helmets. As soon as he leaves, all the helmets are put back on the floor, primarily because helmets are so uncomfortable to wear in the heat,” says Kaundinya, CEO. This, he says, was something tha

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