Something for (re)cyclists - a bike helmet made of cardboard
BangProof is a Polish startup founded out of an aversion to helmets. Its product, although it looks like a baseball cap, hides more advanced technology.
We meet Przemek Drosik and Marcin Koziorowski at their stand during Sthlm Tech Fest in Stockholm. Przemek has been snowboarding for years, but - as he admits - he didn't like the helmets. He decided to create something that could also be used by cyclists, in-line skaters, and even amateurs of such disciplines as wakeboarding.
The key is a special insert that cushions impacts. For now, BangProof uses a solution already available on the market, but in cooperation with the Warsaw University of Technology, it is working on its own technology.