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]