Wearing a helmet during the scorching heat of the summer is a very difficult. It makes us feel very uncomfortable, but there is no alternative. But how amazing would it be if we had AC helmets? I would call it a lifesaver as it would not only protect our heads but also keep it cool.
So, 23-year-old engineering students named Kausthub Kaundinya, Sreekanth Kommula, and Anand Kumar did something of this sort. They developed AC helmets as a part of their college project. And it’s mind-blowing how a simple yet innovative college project took to commercial production through its absolute innovative strength.
We, the people of Mad4India, feel so proud of these three students, who lessened the tiresome journey of traveling in the scorching heat. With this brilliant innovation, they also relieved the stress of the industrial workers and made their life easy. It motivates us to cover stories that include children in their teens or twenties working towards giving us a better future and a better India.
Innovators Behind AC Helmets
The AC helmet, as mentioned, was innovated by Kausthub Kaundinya, Sreekanth Kommula, and Anand Kumar who together passed out from VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Technology in Bachupally, Hyderabad in 2016. Their initial innovation was AC helmets for industrial workers.
After observing the success of it, they started working on AC biker helmets, which are just as useful and important. We’re so glad and grateful that they came up with such items which we knew were needed but didn’t know how to go about innovating them.
Teaming Up and Coming up with New Ideas
During Kausthub’s 3rd year of college, he saw a great opportunity to develop his managerial skills that would complement his engineering, through Technology Entrepreneurship Programme. It is a flagship training program organized by the Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge in collaboration with the Indian School of Business.
At the Student National Competition, the trio along with a team came up with a hybrid electrical and a fuel vehicle and won the 1st prize in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. They also bagged 9th place nationally. This success boosted their confidence and made them aware of their potential. After this, they started exploring several ideas of development and technology and also started working on building a tiny AC.
AC Helmets – Innovation Under Jarsh Safety
The company was supported by the Telangana government and got takers for its pilot sales in the Indian Navy for the dockyard workers. They also found buyers from the Tata Motors company for their workers at the Lucknow Plant.
The name Jarsh stands for Just A Rather Safe Helmet. Evidently, it has been inspired by Jarvis that stands for Just A Rather Intelligent System from Iron Man.
They also helped our society by donating 20 helmets to Hyderabad Traffic Police. We feel proud to cover this beautiful and inspiring story of three engineering students working for the betterment of the society.
AC helmets – Features
As mentioned by Kausthub Kaundinya in an interview, the premium model designed for senior executives has a battery life of two hours whereas the one designed for skilled workers has a battery life of eight hours. Though the average price of the AC helmet is around Rs.8000, it may vary depending on the customer requirements and the features they incorporate in the AC helmets.
The entire team of Jarsh Safety strongly believes that the helmet would ensure comfort, convenience, and safety for the workers. They also mentioned that the comfort of the AC helmets would increase productivity. The innovators have said that the Jarsh Kepi 2.0 helmet, the AC helmet is rechargeable.
Success Story of the AC Helmets
Their customer base includes Mega Engineering, Karam Industries, Acrebo Systems, etc. This beautiful and extremely helpful product has bagged several awards such as National Winner (CII), Silver Medal (IIA Fair), Gold Medal (TCS), Gold Medal (ISTE), etc.
Having a thoughtful and innovative mind, they are also thinking about developing something for the farmers that would keep stray cattle away from the fields but in an eco-friendly way.
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