helmets

These Slippery Stickers Make Helmets Even Safer

These Slippery Stickers Make Helmets Even Safer

If you had to make helmets safer — be it for football or cycling — how would you go about it? Adding more padding? Thicker straps? Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Surrey, British Columbia, have come up with a more unique approach: easy-to-apply stickers that reduce friction during an…

The Super-Materials Revolutionising Helmet Design Right Now

The Super-Materials Revolutionising Helmet Design Right Now

Modern bicycle, ski, snowboard, skate and motorcycle helmet construction hasn’t changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. Finally, new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 per cent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made…