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Collapsible Bike-Share Helmets

EcoHelmet is an Affordable Way to Keep a Helmet Available

— November 17, 2016 — Eco
EcoHelmet is a fully functional cycling helmet made from cardboard paper that folds up to the size of a plantain. The helmet is designed to be an item that people carry around with them at all times, letting them stay safe in the event that they'd need to hop on a bicycle at short notice.

Though it might seem odd for one to jump on a bike unprepared, not all riders on city streets use their own bikes. Many metropolises have introduced bike-sharing programs in which riders pick up and drop off bikes at checkpoints around the city. While such a system offers many benefits, one of the major drawbacks is that people who use bike-share programs often don't bring helmets with them. At just $5 retail and with a discrete, foldable design, EcoHelmet is the ideal supplement to a strong bike-sharing infrastructure.
Trend Themes
1. Collapsible Bike-share Helmets - EcoHelmet's innovative collapsible design addresses the need for portable and affordable helmets in bike-sharing programs.
Industry Implications
1. Cycling Safety - The collapsible helmet trend presents an opportunity for companies in the cycling safety industry to create innovative products that cater to bike-sharing programs.
2. Sustainable Packaging - EcoHelmet's use of cardboard paper as a material opens up possibilities for companies in the sustainable packaging industry to develop eco-friendly alternatives for various products.
3. Urban Mobility - The rise of bike-sharing programs calls for disruptive innovations in the urban mobility industry, such as compact and convenient solutions like EcoHelmet.
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