Construction workers involved in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar are set to get solar-powered ‘cooled helmets’ to help them cope with the summer heat, organisers say. The cooled helmet was designed and developed by leading researchers in Qatar and has the potential to reduce the skin temperature of construction workers by up to 10°C,
according to a statement by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC). The helmet was been rigorously tested, patented worldwide and put through the production
stage by a group of Doha-based scientists in cooperation with the SC and Aspire Zone Foundation (Aspire).
(Source: ME Construction News, December 22, 2016)