PYLO helmet A high tech, safe and smart bike helmet prototype named PYLO has been premiered in Germany. The product will feature a face shield airbag, a smart 360 degree surround safety system, a 3D knitted inlay and a 3D printed nylon structure.
The company behind the helmet, nFrontier, believes it will revolutionise the way we are riding our bikes in the future.
“Our vision was to develop an exciting next generation helmet that will advance bicycle rider safety technology into the 21 st century. We wanted to create a previously unseen experience, converging different technologies, features and materials into one helmet,” said nFrontier CEO Daniel Buening, who also conceptualised the helmet.
nFrontier Chief Design Officer Beatrice Mueller added: “We designed our helmet with the needs of both urban commuters and athletes in mind, combining lightweight materials with a contemporary stylish design and cutting-edge technologies.”
A 3D knitted liner keeps the helmet in place to give an individual fit and offer comfort. The surface properties can be knitted with a double layer on one side and wool on the other.
Depending on the season, the liner can be worn on either side to keep the contact surface cooler or warmer. The 3D printed nylon structure is breathable and optimised in order to absorb deep impact at a higher level than conventional mass-market polystyrene helmets.
The 3D knitted liner also keeps ear phones safely in place, which can be connected to an active warning app alerting the cyclist of a dangerous situation before approaching it. A […]