Creating The Impossible: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

My best friend has had plen­ty of fun­ny sto­ries about for­get­ting to take off her bike hel­met when she enters a place of busi­ness. She has com­plet­ed bank trans­ac­tions, picked up dry clean­ing, and mailed pack­ages at the post office only to real­ize much lat­er that she did it all with her Nut­case hel­met firm­ly on her head. There are also amus­ing tales of her run­ning errands around town, con­stant­ly remov­ing and replac­ing her hel­met at each stop result­ing in a hilar­i­ous case of hel­met hair by the end of the day.

Of course, these are minor — and maybe sil­ly — incon­ve­niences when you con­sid­er the alter­na­tive con­se­quences of not wear­ing a bike hel­met. Could there be a com­fort­able, even fash­ion­able, yet still safe alternative?

Swedish design stu­dents Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin decid­ed to answer that ques­tion for an exam project and cre­at­ed The Invis­i­ble Bicy­cle Hel­met. Did it work? Well, when they pre­sent­ed their fin­ished prod­uct to their pro­fes­sor he told them, “You’re going to be mil­lion­aires.” Watch the video and judge for yourself.

[Via: Focus For­ward Films]