Pioneering designers make helmet to let autistic teenager ride a horse for the first time

A sixteen-year-old boy has been granted his wish to ride a horse with his friends, thanks to an innovative new helmet designed at a centre in Swansea.

Tommy Lee needed to have a specially adapted helmet because of a medical condition.

Tommy-Lee is helped onto a pony

Now, after more than a year of work... one's been specially made for him.

Making a helmet that is suitable and safe is a complex task, so the Cerebra charity drew upon the expertise of designers at its centre at the University of Wales Trinity St David in Swansea.

A 3D scan of Tommy-Lee's head shape let designers create a helmet that would fit him but still look like a conventional one

The team, who specialise in everyday equipment for children with disabilities, made a 3D scan of Tommy Lee's head shape.

The design was put through rigorous BSI testing

The helmet's been tested to the very highest standards.

Watch the report from Mike Griffiths below: