Student designer Anirudha Surabhi hopes that cardboard helmets will revolutionize helmet industry. His argument is that standard helmets made of expanded polystyrene absorb little impact energy, but rather pass it on to the head. Consequently, modern helmets protect your head only in 16% of cases during a crash.
Anirudha’s helmet called Kranium is made of regular cardboard and absorbs 4 times the amount of impact energy when compared to regular cycling helmets and therefore protects your head much better.
The helmet was smashed five times in a row and still passed the British Standard (EN 1078) test.
The designer hopes to assemble the helmets based on custom user requests according to the head shape and color preference.