This honeycomb-shaped bike helmet folds to fit in your bag

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Made from recycled plastic, the Cyclo is designed to make it easier to carry a helmet with you.

 

This honeycomb-shaped bike helmet folds to fit in your bag

If you commute on a bike-share bike, you probably don’t wear a helmet—one recent study in Seattle found that only one in five riders using bike-share services wore helmets, versus more than 90% of riders with a bike of their own. It’s largely about convenience; most people don’t want to lug a bulky helmet around all day, particularly if they’ve left home on foot and might not necessarily ride later.

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New helmet inspired by brain offers better impact protection

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The Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) was inspired by the fluid that wraps your brain in a protective, wet blanket. It is also the name of both the technology and the company behind it and it claims to offer superior protection for your head. Major helmet manufacturers are starting to turn on to what is self-hailed as the “next generation” of helmet design.

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Compact foldable bike helmet

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Overade foldable bike helmet

Cycling is undoubtedly fun and a great way to keep fit, but we all know it can be dangerous if you don’t take safety precautions — yet so many cyclists still don’t wear their helmets! A common excuse cyclists use is that they are such a pain to carry around, but perhaps this neat fold-up device will encourage more cyclists to protect their heads. (Pics)

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DARPA’s Latest Pursuit – Helmets That Can Control Soldiers’ Brain Activity With Ultrasound

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The helmets are supposed to enhance the soldier’s cognitive abilities.

One of DARPA’s latest pursuits of cutting-edge research involves a neurotechnology lab at Arizona State University that specializes in ultrasonic brain stimulation. By implementing the technology in soldiers’ helmets, DARPA hopes to provide advantages to US troops by enhancing cognitive abilities; improving long-term alertness; and reducing stress, anxiety, and pain.

 

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HEADS 2nd Generation Smart Concussion Sensor For Soldiers Helmets Unveiled

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The Generation II HEADS helmet sensor indicates when soldiers have received a concussive blow to the head.

The problem with head injuries is that people who receive them often don’t realize how serious they actually are, until it’s too late. That’s why BAE Systems developed the Headborne Energy Analysis and Diagnostic System (HEADS) helmet sensor back in 2008. Used by the US Army and Marine Corps, the sensor is mounted inside soldiers’ helmets, and indicates when it has received concussive force sufficient to cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Last week at the Farnborough International Air Show, BAE announced the launch of the second generation of HEADS sensors.

 

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Adults Need to Wear Bicycle Helmets, Too

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Adults, especially over 30, need to wear bicycle helmets when riding their bikes.

Always with a helmet on her head, Catherine Talese rides her bicycle everywhere — to work, to the theater, out to dinner.  “There was a time when I didn’t wear a helmet; I thought I looked like a dork,” Ms. Talese, a freelance photography director who lives in Manhattan, told me recently. “But I’ve realized it’s not negotiable. Helmets are really your only safety gear in a city where pedestrians and drivers are still learning to share the road with bikers.”

 

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Decline in U.S. Motorcycle Fatalities Due to Economy

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Motorcycle fatalities decline because of economy

After a decade of steady increases, motorcyclist deaths nose-dived last year, possibly due to bikers watching their budgets in a sour economy. The study, set for release Thursday, indicates a 16 percent drop in U.S. motorcycle fatalities through the first nine months of 2009 compared to the same period in the previous year. It projects at least a 10 percent decline in fatalities over the entire year, or about 530 fewer deaths.

 

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Brain-Cooling Motorcycle Helmet Could Save Thousands of Lives

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The brain cooling helmet.

An extraordinary new ‘brain-cooling’ motorcycle helmet could save thousands of lives each year.

Called the ThermaHelm, the incredible piece of equipment comes with an inbuilt device that acts like an instant ice pack after a sudden impact.

By cooling the brain it is thought the carbon fibre helmet can reduce the risk of long-term brain damage and save lives.

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Headtime Scalp Massager Puts An Oversized Helmet On Your Skull, Soothes It

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Behold the helmet of head health

Stressed from all the pretending that you do at the office?   Forget medicating, all you need is some liberating pressure on your skull.  At least, that’s what Kinatech is thinking with the new Headtime Scalp Massager, a huge, head-crowning bowl that looks like it’s raring to fry your brains.

Looking like a mad scientist’s torture device, the stress-busting contraption doesn’t do any of those scary things you’re probably thinking.  Steal your memory?  Nah.  Implant evil designs in your brain?  Don’t sweat it.  Short-circuit and electrocute you?  Mmm…that’s actually a possibility.

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