by Raymond Koh in New Eco on Saturday 23 January 2010
Although still a prototype, this collapsible helmet is something daily bike riders would love to have available. No more bulky, heavy helmets, this lightweight product by Do You Velo is a practical solution for those riding to and from work.
Morgan Wednesday 17 February 2010
Cool idea, but how will this protect my brain if my head hits pavement?
Morten Lange Wednesday 6 October 2010
Well, there are standards that are supposed to “guarantee” that helmets have a certain potential for reducing the acceleration of the head IF it hits the tarmac or a car etc.
Snell standards and the EN 1078 in Europe ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EN_1078 )
However the standard does not specify that the helmet should not increase risk of rotational forces or neck injuries, which can happen especially if the helmet “grabs” the surface. The helmet pictured above may well fall into that category.
Also the standard in general has quite lax specifications and only simulate a fall at quite low speed, not a collision with a car or a tree at high speed.
See more helmet sceptic information and links to research at Wikipedia and cyclehelmets.org
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