This Breathe Air helmet looks like it came straight from a Star Wars movie.
According to 22-year-old Brunel University industrial design and technology student Luke Pannell it’s not just a cool looking helmet.
From the Lancashire Evening Post:
The helmet was created to filter out particles which irritate hay fever and asthma sufferers. It covers the cyclist’s nose and mouth with a shield behind which the filtered air circulates. Used air is expelled via a plastic tube when the cyclist exhales.
Stephen Green, lecturer at Brunel University’s school of engineering and design, said: “Combining a helmet with effective filtering will provide considerably more reassurance to people whilst cycling.”
Luke is looking for a manufacturer to produce Breathe Air helmet, which is expected to retail for around 100 pounds.