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Helmet 2.0



EcoHelmet - James Dyson Award

13 weeks ago by Will - Industry Research


https://www.jamesdysonaward.org/2016/pro...

EcoHelmet is a folding, recyclable, vendable helmet for bike share. Made of waterproofed paper in a unique radial honeycomb pattern, EcoHelmet empowers cyclists to ride more confidently, more safely and more often.


Comments

AustinBaker - 13 weeks ago
oh snap. This was similar to what i was thinking when i posted the link to the collapsible cardboard. This is a very solid idea.
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Will - 13 weeks ago
You can easily expand on this and probably make it more aesthetically pleasing. also it would be a very cheap helmet. I'm thinking probably would go great as a companion for those pay as you go bikes?
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Will - 13 weeks ago
Maybe even disposable bike helmet would be a good idea to go with, apart from the negative environmental impact. That addresses a real need for design, with the rise in popularity of those bikes, but no rise in safety included. just a thought!
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prototypologist - 10 weeks ago
Add the E-scooter rental community to that list...would be a great hand out for the Outdoor Expos as a advertisement for a final design.
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AustinBaker - 10 weeks ago
i'm super on board with the idea of an inexpensive helmet that could be sold in a vending machine. Maybe it has a limited lifespan...or an option for limited life spans.
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prototypologist - 10 weeks ago
I could see that moving well in Japan and Singapore.
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prototypologist - 10 weeks ago
This is very similar to the expanded, 3D printed version of the base hexacomb lattice in the Hexo Helmet designs. The price savings would be a significant, despite the short life of the materials. Could this be made as a carbon fiber wafer, and then made into an "origami"? I'll do some sketches to explain my idea. There could be varied levels of re-use.
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