The concept of Foil Blankets was first developed by NASA in 1964 for the US Space program and since then has been developed for various everyday uses. Also known as Space Blankets or Mylar Blankets they are very effective at retaining body heat in emergency situations.
The fundamental purpose of the HypaGuard Foil Blanket is to prevent/counter Hypothermia. This is achieved because the blankets are wind and waterproof and the airtight foil greatly reduces convection thus minimising the loss of body heat.
HypaGuard Foil Blankets are CE marked and suitable for a variety of uses including:
- First Aid
- Sporting activities such as Marathons and outdoor athletics
- Survival Kits
- Camping and Hiking
- Motoring: Ideal in a vehicle First Aid Kit
- Evacuation situations: Schools/Colleges, Care Homes, Hotels etc
HypaGuard Foil Blankets are conveniently packed, extremely light and pocket sized.