How can using bike share be a safer and less stressful experience? Almost ninety percent of bike share users don’t wear helmets, and nearly all report feeling unsafe on the road. EcoHelmet is an inexpensive folding helmet that can be purchased onsite and recycled when at the end of the ride.
Constructed from waterproofed recycled paper in a radial honeycomb pattern, EcoHelmet absorbs blows from any direction as effectively as traditional polystyrene.
It folds flat for easy vending and fits most head sizes.
EcoHelmet is designed to give cyclists the confidence and they need to ride safely in the city.
The invention prize, which is open to university level students or recent graduates worth £30,000 to the winner, has been awarded to inventor Isis Shiffer, a graduate of the Pratt Institute of Design in New York, who said the helmet was aimed at bike share users.