6 bike helmets of the future

From The Idea Factory, our special report on innovation

Helmets
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Bikes are booming. The number of people commuting to work on a bicycle has increased by a whopping 60 percent in the last 10 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Not surprisingly, injuries and deaths involving cyclists are also on the rise, and cycling is the leading sport for head injuries, according to American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

We could sure use some innovative ideas to improve helmet technology. Luckily, there are a number of projects in the works:

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