The Alpha Folding Helmet Sits Around Your Neck When Not In Use

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 17, 2016
References: golem-innovation & gizmag
The Alpha helmet is a uniquely designed folding helmet, developed by Golem Innovation, that is designed to sit around your neck in a non-intrusive manner when it's not in use. Inspired by the scaly armadillo, this helmet is designed to be easily put away when not in use so that you don't have to hold it or risk misplacing it.

The helmet's design was inspired specifically by the pangolin's unique ability to curl up into a ball shape. Meanwhile, the internal structure of the helmet draws its inspiration from bee honeycombs. The helmet features a double-lock system that has to be engaged for the helmet to fold correctly and stay locked in place so that it doesn't slip or slide.

Ultimately, this folding helmet is a great example of bio-inspiration in design, with the Alpha helmet drawing on nature's most fascinating designs to bolster its own functionality.