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 the greatest benefit is the collapsible design, making it easy to stow and quite handy for anyone who commutes through a bike sharing system. With the prize money, Shiffer plans on honing all of the features and ultimately producing a consumer product.