The Morpho Helmet is a bike helmet that makes cyclists easier to spot at night with zero-electricity to avoid the crash. Furthermore, it is easy for women with ponytails to wear because of the opening at the top. The project was inspired by nature. The Morpho butterfly, which can be seen in dense rain forests, gets its color not from any exterior pigment, but because of the way light reflects off the microscopic scales on its wings. The collaboration of the “Morpho” with nature is the main concept of my helmet design. I try to replicate its iridescent quality and apply it to the helmet for safety.
Without any electricity at night, the helmet will be activated automatically following the cyclists’ gesture. However, the existing bike helmet has to be lightened by battery and activated by cyclists’ extra steps.
Design by Jay Qian