jueves, diciembre 13, 2012

IFUS - International Festival of Urban Sports/ Kranium Cardboard bike helmet

IFUS - International Festival of Urban Sports

Festival Internacional de Deportes Urbanos en el que se unen las disciplinas Urban Dance, Skate, Scooter, Rollerbalde, Bike Trial, BMX, Prakour, Street Football, Beach volley, Basket 3x3, Running, Urban Art, con conciertos en vivo. No te lo puedes perder!!!

Manel Ibars Project Manager Bike

Soy el Project Manager de la sección de Bike de la empresa International of Urban Sports. El motivo del presente escrito es poder informarle de la realización prevista para Septiembre del 2013 del I International Festival of Urban Sports (IFUS).

Dicho evento por su singularidad, innovación y carácter multitudinario es, sin duda, uno de las grandes novedades dentro del sector deportivo y musical del año próximo en nuestro país donde nuestra disciplina biker tiene un papel muy relevante.

Desde IFUS creemos que nuestra actividad puede serle de gran interés y deseamos su colaboración y participación activa.

Le invito a visualizar el vídeo promocional del evento y en la web encontrará más información. De todos modos estoy a su disposición para abordar los aspectos que considere oportunos del evento en relación a su actividad.

Agradeciendo su interés le saluda atentamente



The Kranium can withstand up to three times as much as typical EPS helmets, while remaining 15 percent lighter

Cardboard bike helmet could revolutionize head safety .

By Adam Williams December 11, 2012

Formula 1 team Force India is currently implementing the Kranium technology into its own helmet design

As highlighted by the cardboard bicycle, cardboard can be a surprisingly versatile manufacturing material in the right hands. Further proof of this comes via the Kranium: a bicycle helmet constructed from cardboard and designed by Royal College of Art student Anirudha Surabhi, which promises to be 15 percent lighter than standard helmets, while absorbing up to three times the impact energy during a collision.

Ani was inspired to create the Kranium following a nasty fall from his bicycle which caused a cracked helmet and minor concussion. Taking this experience as a cue to design a better helmet, he looked toward the animal kingdom, and the woodpecker in particular.

The Kranium is waterproof, and boasts some green credentials, due to it being manufactured from recycled paper

The designer was struck by the woodpecker’s ability to withstand repeated heavy impact, thanks to the bird’s unique corrugated cartilage structure which separates beak from skull – this concept gave rise to the Kranium’s honeycomb cardboard structure dubbed "Dual Density Honey Comb Board," or D2.

While some bicycle riders may balk at the thought of trusting their head to something as seemingly fragile as cardboard, the Kranium boasts some rather impressive safety figures. These were enough to secure the interest of Formula 1 team Force India, which is incorporating the Kranium technology into its own helmet design.

Rather than remaining completely rigid, the helmet is designed to allow a degree of flexing in order to help absorb impact force, of which it can withstand up to three times as much as typical expanded polystyrene (EPS) helmets, while remaining 15 percent lighter. These figures derive from tests conducted by Ani and his collaborators, in addition to safety testing laboratories such as Germany’s Technischer Überwachungs-Verein and Head Protection Evaluations, based in the UK.

Following two years spent in development, the Kranium is currently scheduled to be released sometime in December, 2012, price and availability TBA.

The video below details the process of bringing the Kranium to market.

Source: Kranium Design via EcoChunk


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