A cardboard bicycle was unveiled not long ago, but apparently that was just the tip of the iceberg. Now, a student from the Royal College of Art has designed a cardboard bike helmet that might even be safer than helmets currently on the market. Drawing inspiration from the head structure of a woodpecker, the creator has put together a device that can reportedly absorb three times as much energy and weighs an average of 15% less than most bicycle helmets. The helmet uses a honeycomb-like design in order to achieve these kinds of specs. Whereas most helmets can’t flex in order to receive more of the impact of a crash, the cardboard structure has no such limitations. The hope is that the helmet will be available for sale by the end of the year.
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