An Eco-Friendly Paper Bike Helmet

Brooklyn-based inventor Isis Shiffer has just taken home the prestigious International James Dyson Foundation Award (given to students with groundbreaking design proposals) for her EcoHelmet. The helmet has been constructed from radial, honeycomb designed paper making it as sturdy as the plastic helmets on the market. There’s also a biodegradable coating that protects the paper from up to three hours of light rain. But perhaps …

ICEdot: Helmet Crash Sensor

Upon impact, this wearable sends location data via SMS to emergency contacts

The unfortunate truth about cycling is that, at some point, you’re going to crash. Try as you might with bike handling skills, heightened road awareness or just plain defensive riding, it’s unfortunately bound to happen. And when it does, you’ll want to have the ICEdot on your helmet. Mountable on any helmet in minutes, the poker chip-sized sensor pairs with the rider’s smartphone via a …

Henry Liz Bike Helmet Totes

A smart and appealing way to carry the ungainly cycle accessory

There’s no denying that once you’ve stepped off your bike and locked it up, carrying around a clunky helmet is annoying. NYC-based Mara Holmgren and Megan Kiefer—like so many designers—saw the problem and wanted to solve it. “About two years ago Megan was visiting friends in DC and noticed that one of them was casually carrying her helmet around as they went from place to …