By Ian Randall For Mailonline. To protect dentists from catching coronavirus , patients could soon be asked to wear open-faced helmets that suck up any COVID-laden droplets they cough up. This ensures that any potentially infected droplets become trapped in the flow of air coming in through the mouth aperture — and are unable to escape the helmet. Alongside dentists, the concept could also be used by so-called otolaryngologists — ear, nose and throat doctors — who also need access to patients' heads and necks. At present, protection comes from N95 masks and face shields, along with the use of empty clinic rooms or so-called 'negative pressure' rooms with air filtration. However, experts have warned that these measures are expensive and often neither highly effective nor accessible — unlike the new safety helmet.
The Brodie helmet is a steel combat helmet designed and patented in London in by John Leopold Brodie. Colloquially, it was called the shrapnel helmet , battle bowler , Tommy helmet , tin hat , and in the United States the doughboy helmet. It was also known as the dishpan hat, tin pan hat, washbasin, battle bowler when worn by officers , and Kelly helmet. At the outbreak of World War I , none of the combatants provided steel helmets to their troops.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom may have just been on the cutest baby-free date. Kitted out in their headgear, Katy and Orlando may have temporarily ditched their parenting duties for a spot of cycling, but their little girl was never too far from their minds. The new mum, 36, was dressed casually for her day date in a multi-coloured windbreaker, gym leggings and a patterned mask to cover her nose and mouth. While she dressed down, Orlando opted for something a little smarter and wore chinos and a checked shirt.