It is now possible to scan your head with your phone and have a perfect fit bike helmet arrive in the post.
Thanks to the clever people over at HEXR that is now a reality. “”Like many, 2020 has been a unique year for us at HEXR. The rapid transformation of what is possible and necessary for safe commerce, has borne some of the world’s most advanced 3D capturing software, neatly wrapped in a beautiful and intuitive interface. I am immensely proud of the HEXR team who have built this, making custom available to millions, and further challenging the limits of existing technology.” says Henry Neilson, Co-Founder and CTO of HEXR.
The smartphone fitting app utilises augmented reality to guide the user through the fitting process, giving over 600 million people around the world access to a custom fit helmet.
Once you’ve scanned your head and sent it over to HEXR, they will look through the data before sending images of what yoiur helmet will look like and how it would fit. IF you’re then happy with this, then your custom data is then sent to a leading 3D printing factory based in the UK to be additively manufactured into a helmet, assembled, quality checked and delivered within five weeks.
The app, available on devices using iOS 13 onwards, captures over 250,000 data points of a cyclists head shape with details smaller than a grain of rice being picked up. This whole new way of shopping fir a helmet means that you will get one specifically made for your head, not off the shelf where sizes and fits can vary greatly. HEXR helmets are made up of hexagonal cells in a honeycomb structure, leading to a 30% improvement in impact control over traditional EPS helmet construction.
Using 100% renewable raw materials and castor bean oil in the inner structure of the helmet, HEXR is the eco-friendly helmet of choice.