Paper helmet has won James Dyson international award

Sir James Dyson tried out the helmet
Sir James Dyson tried out the helmet

BBC- A recyclable, folding cycling helmet made of paper has won this year’s international James Dyson Award.

The EcoHelmet is designed for people who use bike-sharing schemes and might not always have a helmet with them.

Designer Isis Shiffer is delighted with the win but admits that a paper helmet may be a “tough sell”.

She describes herself as an “ardent but slow” cyclist and came up with the idea when she was using bike-sharing schemes around the world.

The helmet uses a honeycomb structure to protect the head which, according to Ms Shiffer, is “incredibly good at absorbing impact”.

The design was tested at Imperial College in London.

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