In April 2020, the Vihelm project was founded by Nguyen Dinh Nam, a reputable Vietnamese inventor and scientist, and a team of close friends and family members. This is Nam’s latest endeavor after resigning from the chief position of a distinguished research institution of 135 researchers.
As the 3rd version was certified by an independent lab, the team was confident in the overall quality and presented the helmet to W.H.O. and received very favourable comments. After that, Vihelm continued to win more awards for the helmet.
In early November, the designing process of the 4th version started but we haven’t finished as of December due to management issues.
In late November, a different in-house design team introduced the 5th version of the helmet, which is ready for commercialization. Vihelm then registered a trading company in Singapore and opened a R&D office in Hanoi. Vihelm decided to provide a dual license to the world. People can choose to buy a ready-made helmet from Vihelm or make their own using the CC-BY-ND license and open-source software. People can start buying 3D-printed products from Vihelm. The manufacturing cost is high for small quantities but we believe it’s highly important to reduce time to market.
ANA equipments are exclusive distributors of Vhelm products in Pakistan