School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


20 Apr 2021

Study by Sports Technology student reveals cycle helmets are compromised by everyday use

Image of two cycle helmets

Final year Sports Technology student, Josh Jones has recently undertaken a study for Hedkayse, a UK manufacturer of cycle helmets. The study highlighted significant levels of fragility in EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) related to the everyday use of cycle helmets, which can cause invisible damage and potentially reduce their overall safety capacity.

The study was undertaken after Hedkayse approached the Loughborough University Sports Technology Institute to investigate the reliability of cycle helmet materials. Sports Technology Programme Director, Dr Paul Sherratt introduced final year student Josh as an ideal match to undertake the study.

Dr Paul Sherratt said of the occasion:

“We actively encourage student interaction with real businesses; live interaction gives purpose to projects. The opportunity to engage with progressive sports brands such as Hedkayse gives students an invaluable opportunity to input into emerging innovations which have the potential to challenge the status quo.”

Find out more about the study.

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