Team Wendy® was founded in 1997 by Dan T. Moore as a memorial to his daughter, Wendy, who passed away from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) following a snow skiing accident that same year. Initially, our focus was on creating the most protective ski helmet on the market – and this at a time when only a small percentage of skiers and snowboarders wore helmets. The market wasn't necessarily ready for a helmet like this, but in the process of designing our first ski helmet, we invented our patented Zorbium® foam. We quickly realized the impact that this technology could have to mitigate TBI in more than just alpine sports. In 2005 the U.S. Army released a tender for pad sets to be included in their helmets and we shifted focus to this new space. Since then, Team Wendy has created innovative, scalable helmet systems for elite military, law enforcement, and search and rescue operators that allow them to scale up or down for the mission requirement, including our M-216™ Ski Search and Rescue Helmet, which has brought us back to the space where it all started – and at a time when the market is finally ready, and we're better than ever at what we do.