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100 Protective Helmet Designs

This List is in Honor of the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

— August 31, 2013 — Autos
On Thursday, August 29, 2013, the NFL concussion lawsuit was settled for $765 million, according to USA Today. The funds will go towards medical costs and concussion research. The plaintiffs include more than 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

These related helmet designs display a wide range of protective head gear intended for sports and bicycles. It also involves helmet-inspired objects for gaming, fashion, pets and other purposes. This includes hair replacement, depression alleviation, emotion and vitals displays. Designs range from high tech, sleek and futuristic to disco ball-esque, inflatable and light-emitting. Some of these elements make the brain armor more functional, such as LED lighting to improve visibility, while others are purely aesthetic.

While very few of these finds would likely be of help to those involved with the NFL concussion lawsuit, it's always important to put safety first.
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Newspaper-Based Bike Helmets
Newspaper-Based Bike Helmets
The Paper Pulp Helmet is Designed to Make Bike-Sharing Safer
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97
LED-Lit Head Protectors
LED-Lit Head Protectors
The Torch Helmet by Nathan Wills Lights Up at Every Angle
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96
Injury Detecting Athletic Helmets
Injury Detecting Athletic Helmets
The Reebok Checklight Instantly Alerts Coaches About Head Injuri
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95
Quirky Customizable Headgear
Quirky Customizable Headgear
Egg Helmets are a Fun Way to Promote Bike Safety to Kids
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94
Inflated Head Gear (UPDATE)
Inflated Head Gear (UPDATE)
The 'Invisible Bike Helmet' Does the Impossible
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93
Bionic Photographic Helmets
Bionic Photographic Helmets
The Touchy Camera Encourages Social Interaction
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92
Timber Noggin Protectors
Timber Noggin Protectors
Coyle Tree Piece Helmets are a Woody Way to Keep Heads Safe
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91
Hungry Gamer Headgear Prototypes
Hungry Gamer Headgear Prototypes
This Hands Free Prototype Feeds a Gamer While They Keep Playing
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90
Backlit Biking Headgear
Backlit Biking Headgear
The DORA Bicycle Helmet Enhances Riding Visibility
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89
Commemorative Driver Helmets
Commemorative Driver Helmets
The Alpine x Les Ateliers Ruby Helmets Pays Homage to Jean Ragnotti
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88
Life-Saving Mining Helmets
Life-Saving Mining Helmets
Ulten Quinlivan-Hopkins’ Revolutionary Tool is for Subterranean W
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87
Affordable Astronaut Apparel
Affordable Astronaut Apparel
Final Frontier Design Creates Economical Gear
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86
Depression-Alleviating Headgear
Depression-Alleviating Headgear
The Brainsway Helmet Uses Magnetic Stimulation to Treat Disorder
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85
Heart-Sensoring Cycling Helmets
Heart-Sensoring Cycling Helmets
The LifeBeam Cycling Helmets Track Performance & Keep Connected
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84
Football Equipment Snack Bowls
Football Equipment Snack Bowls
The NFL Snack Helmet Cleverly Holds Your Favorite Treats
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83
Household Object Hats
Household Object Hats
Adeela Suleman Creates Wonderfully Weird Wearable Sculptures
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82
LED-Lit Head Protectors
LED-Lit Head Protectors
The Citi Bike Helmet Boast Illuminated Strips for Added Safety
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81
Video-Recording Head Protectors
Video-Recording Head Protectors
The Helmet of Justice by Chaotic Moon is a Black Box for Cyclists
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80
Emotion-Displaying Helmets
Emotion-Displaying Helmets
The MindRider by Arlene Ducao Informs the Wearer's Stress Levels
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79
Justice-Bringing Bike Helmets
Justice-Bringing Bike Helmets
The Helmet of Justice Records in Case Accident Evidence is Needed
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78
Iconic Parisian Snow Gear
Iconic Parisian Snow Gear
The LACOSTE L!VE LAB 2013 Collection is Streamlined and Futuristic
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77
Video Head Helmets
Video Head Helmets
Put Your Head in the Future with This Portable Recorder
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76
Motorcycle Helmet Navigation Systems
Motorcycle Helmet Navigation Systems
LiveMap Releases Idea on New Navigation System Prototype
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75
Subtle Concussion Trackers
Subtle Concussion Trackers
The Shockbox Helmet Sensor is Designed to Reduce Athlete Brain Injuries
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74
Athletic Pooch Outfits
Athletic Pooch Outfits
This Football Dog Costume Will Get Everyone in the Mood for the Holidays
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73
Sensory Spam Helmets
Sensory Spam Helmets
The Information Overload Filter Blocks Sounds and Images You Wish to Ignore
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72
Dragon-Slaying Gamer Garb
Dragon-Slaying Gamer Garb
The Viking Helmet is Geek-Chic
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71
Hallucination Helmets
Hallucination Helmets
The 'lifeClipper' Lets Users Visualize a Psychedelic Augmented Reality
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70
Citrus Fruit Helmets
Citrus Fruit Helmets
This Orange Helmet Looks Just Like the Citrus Fruit
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69
Bluetooth Bike Helmets
Bluetooth Bike Helmets
The Cardo Systems BK-1 Provides Hands-Free Entertainment and Communication
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68
Chic Celebratory Biker Headgear
Chic Celebratory Biker Headgear
The Castel Helmet Honors the 5th Anniversary of Ateliers Ruby
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67
Brain-Analyzing Headwear
Brain-Analyzing Headwear
The Magnetic Resonance Helmet Diagnoses Neuro-Signaling Patterns
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66
Vandalized Sci-Fi Villain Helmets
Vandalized Sci-Fi Villain Helmets
Serge Seidlitz Adorns Darth Vader's Mask with Star Wars Doodles
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65
Foldable Biking Headgear
Foldable Biking Headgear
This Bike Helmet is Ideal for People Who Like Sharing Helmets
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64
Visored Bike Gear
Visored Bike Gear
The Dux Helm Helmet Comes Equipped with Sunglasses
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63
Compactly Foldable Bike Helmets
Compactly Foldable Bike Helmets
The Closca Foldable Bike Helmet Disguises in the Latest Hat Trends
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62
Temperature-Regulating Headgear
Temperature-Regulating Headgear
The All-Weather Motorcycle Helmet Keeps People Cool or Warm
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61
Stylishly Speckled Helmets
Stylishly Speckled Helmets
The Ruby x Ill Studio Helmet Series are Extremely Limited
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60
Adjustable Cyclist Head Protectors
Adjustable Cyclist Head Protectors
The Folding Helmet by Carrera Fits Any Head for Max Protection
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59
Reptilian-Inspired Helmets
Reptilian-Inspired Helmets
This Crocodile Cycling Helmet is Perfect for Chic Bike Riders
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58
Crystal-Encrusted Head Protectors
Crystal-Encrusted Head Protectors
The Tim Coppens Swarovski Helmet Luxuriously Avoids Brain Damage
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57
Sci-Fi Fiber Helmets
Sci-Fi Fiber Helmets
This Storm Trooper Helmet Made of Carbon Fiber is Worth $3,500
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56
Haptic Sensation Headgear
Haptic Sensation Headgear
The Re-Wired Helmet Translates Sounds for Deaf Individuals
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55
Interactive LED Helmets
Interactive LED Helmets
The LumaHelm for Bikers Helps Signal Where They are Going
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54
Futuristic Pop Icon Helmets
Futuristic Pop Icon Helmets
People Can Now Have Their Own Daft Punk Helmets
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53
Luxuriated Sporting Gear
Luxuriated Sporting Gear
Swarovski S/S 2013 Campaign Features Crystallized Sport Accessories
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52
Geeky Gamer Biking Helmets
Geeky Gamer Biking Helmets
This Video Game-Inspired Helmet is Designed for The Rough-Riding Gamer
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51
Direction-Indicating Headgear
Direction-Indicating Headgear
The DORA Helmet Integrates Turning Signals for Safer Road Cycling
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50
Hybrid Headphone Helmets
Hybrid Headphone Helmets
POC's New Receptor Bug Taps Beats by Dre for In-Helmet Audio
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49
Wireless Football Helmets
Wireless Football Helmets
Monitor Head Injuries
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48
Melon-Protecting Pillows (UPDATE)
Melon-Protecting Pillows (UPDATE)
The Hövding Airbag Collar is a Couture and Practical Helmet
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47
Mutant Movie Memorabilia
Mutant Movie Memorabilia
Raul Tumba Crafts Magneto's Helmet From X-Men: First Class
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46
Classic Arcade Hero Attire
Classic Arcade Hero Attire
The Mega Man Hoodie Hides a Mega Blaster Up its Sleeve
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45
Safe Cycling Cams
Safe Cycling Cams
The Spectacam Helmet Camera Records Action in Front and Behind the Cyclist
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44
Ballooned Biker Helmets
Ballooned Biker Helmets
The Bell Jet Bubble Visor Captures the Cool of Motorcyclists
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43
Aerodynamically Vented Helmets
Aerodynamically Vented Helmets
The Bern Allston Helmet is Specifically Designed to Keep Heads Cool
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42
Iconic Droid Hats
Iconic Droid Hats
Burton x Star Wars R2D2 Helmet Adds to the Sci-Fi Collection
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41
Illuminated Glass Gaming Gear
Illuminated Glass Gaming Gear
The Halo Master Chief Helmet Lamp is Intricately Crafted
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40
Bike Helmet Airbags
Bike Helmet Airbags
Swedish Company Hovding Produces a Stylish Protector for Biking
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39
Slow-Motion Headgear
Slow-Motion Headgear
The Decelerator Helmet Allows Wearers to Become Aware of Their Time
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38
Protective Gel-Layered Gear
Protective Gel-Layered Gear
The 6D Helmets are Packed with Stiff Liquids
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37
Tentacled Sci-Fi Helmets
Tentacled Sci-Fi Helmets
Aaron Jasinski Throws Octopus Appendages onto Star Wars Masks
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36
Hair Replacement Helmets
Hair Replacement Helmets
The Theradome Laser Hair Therapy Helmet is FDA-Approved
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35
Hellish Sci-Fi Helmets
Hellish Sci-Fi Helmets
Jeff Hulligan Depicts Star Wars Cast as Skeletal & Toothy Zombies
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34
Head-Mounted Motorbike Indicators
Head-Mounted Motorbike Indicators
Signal Helmet Break Light Increases Bikers' Street Visibility
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33
Sweet Graphic Bike Helmets
Sweet Graphic Bike Helmets
The Hedon Motorcycle Helmet is Visually Stunning
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32
Middle Earth Face Warmers
Middle Earth Face Warmers
The Dwarven Beard Helmet Pays Tribute to the Hobbit
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31
Sun-Powered Headgear
Sun-Powered Headgear
The Solar Ski Helmet Charges Your Gadgets
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30
Metal-Controlling Winter Headgear
Metal-Controlling Winter Headgear
The Magneto Helmet Beanie Salutes the Ultimate X-Man Villain
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29
Reimagined Sci-Fi Helmets
Reimagined Sci-Fi Helmets
Rehashed Star Wars Helms by ‘As You Wish Helmet Project'
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28
Illuminated Headgear Attachments
Illuminated Headgear Attachments
The BrimLit LED Hat Light Lets You See in the Dark
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27
Foldable Bike Helmets
Foldable Bike Helmets
Overade by Agency 360 Conveniently Becomes Compact
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26
Unconventional Armor Attire
Unconventional Armor Attire
The Andra Handaric Graduate Collection is a Modern Take on Medieval
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25
Masked Vigilante Motorcycle Helmets
Masked Vigilante Motorcycle Helmets
This Batman Helmet is as Close as You'll Get to Being the Hero
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24
Sci-Fi Heart-Shaped Helmets
Sci-Fi Heart-Shaped Helmets
Anthony Petrie Makes Geeky Valentines For Nerdy Lovers
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23
Waterproof Wireless Helmets
Waterproof Wireless Helmets
The Molecule Helmet Brings Tunes and Communication to Water Sports
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22
Self-Slaughtering Helmets
Self-Slaughtering Helmets
Sebastian Errazuriz's Do It Right (Clean Suicide) Thinks of Others
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21
Mind-Controlling Soldier Helmets
Mind-Controlling Soldier Helmets
DARPA is working Towards Creating Headwear That Control the Brain
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20
Luxuriously Lacquered Helmets
Luxuriously Lacquered Helmets
The Quality Helmet Flaunts a Gleaming Polished Finish
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19
Stained Glass Superhero Lamps
Stained Glass Superhero Lamps
This Iron Man Helmet Light is Inventive and Intricate
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18
Armored Pet Costumes
Armored Pet Costumes
This Guinea Pig Costume Will Provide Adequate Protection for Your Pet
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17
Handsfree Hiker Headgear
Handsfree Hiker Headgear
The Runastic Head Sensor Helmet Has Handsfree Music and Mic Settings
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16
Petroleum Jelly-Inspired Armour
Petroleum Jelly-Inspired Armour
The Jungki Beak 'Vaseline Armour' Series Shows Creative Battle Art
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15
Couture Helmet Headgear
Couture Helmet Headgear
The Alex Dunstan NEO2 Editorial Features Biker-Inspired Accessories
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14
Timber Head Protectors
Timber Head Protectors
The Lazer Sport Street Deluxe Wood Helmet Promotes Stylish Safety
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13
Studio 54-Inspired Headgear
Studio 54-Inspired Headgear
A DIY Disco Helmet Makes a Two-Wheeled Commute Super Groovy
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12
Badass Superhero Armor
Badass Superhero Armor
The Medieval Batman Armor by the Price Armory is Epic
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11
Collapsing Bike Helmets
Collapsing Bike Helmets
The Collapsible Helmet Instantly Becomes the Size of a Book
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10
X-Ray Vision Headgear
X-Ray Vision Headgear
The C-Thru Smoke Diving Helmet Helps Firemen Navigate Burning Buildings
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9
Hipster Sci-Fi Helmets
Hipster Sci-Fi Helmets
'Mustache Wars' Incorporates Facial Hair Onto George Lucas Characters
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8
Militarized Motocycle Helmets
Militarized Motocycle Helmets
The Bell Rogue Helmet is Made for Soldiers at Heart
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7
Anti-Concussion Helmets
Anti-Concussion Helmets
The Michael Princip Bulwark Helmet Boasts Safety Technology
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6
Medieval Hoodie Designs
Medieval Hoodie Designs
These Medieval Knight Hoodies Will Provide You with Added Protection
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5
Hood-Like Helmets
Hood-Like Helmets
The Cyclist Protector Concept is Stylish, Flexible and Comfortable
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4
Sci-Fi Steampunk Masks
Sci-Fi Steampunk Masks
Paul McCue Gives Pop Culture Robot Characters a Victorian Makeover
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3
Peculiar Protective Scullcaps
Peculiar Protective Scullcaps
Helmet Experiments by Igor Mitin are Creative Cranial Caps
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2
Haunting Gamer Helmets
Haunting Gamer Helmets
Become a Demonic Monster with these Paintball Mask Designs
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1
Battle-Ready Knit Hats
Battle-Ready Knit Hats
The Crochet Knight Helmet is Your Protection Against the Winter
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