Woman wins award for inventing folding bike helmet - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Woman wins award for inventing folding bike helmet

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One U.S. designer wins a major award for creating a bike helmet that folds up. 

Isis Shiffer's "EcoHelmet" won this year's James Dyson Award. The folding helmet is made from recyclable paper material, and is surprisingly sturdy.

A honeycomb structure helps spread the impact of a crash around a cyclist's entire head, rather than just one place. 

The helmet costs about $5 so Shiffer says it's perfect for people who use bike-sharing schemes and don't always carry a helmet.

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