bloom helmet unfolds for speedy emergency evacuation
 
bloom helmet unfolds for speedy emergency evacuation bloom helmet unfolds for speedy emergency evacuation
oct 24, 2013

bloom helmet unfolds for speedy emergency evacuation

‘bloom’ helmet unfolds for speedy emergency evacuation
all images courtesy of toyo safety

 

 

 

japanese production company toyo safety has created a line of helmets for speedy emergency evacuation that fold and collapse into a streamlined shape in a less than a minute. the ‘bloom’ helmet is strong enough to protect against falling debris in the case of an earthquake or natural disaster, while also able to tuck into itself, making it portable and easily transportable. while in its closed position, a cord attached to the back of the protective gear can be pulled-outward, expanding the adaptable panels into a concave form. two lanyards drop down from the crown of the helmet, working as the safety ties and buckles to be fitted around users chin. the series is available in four colors — yellow, orange-red, white, and gray and weighs only one pound. ‘bloom’ has been acknowledged as one of the ‘BEST 100′ of the japan g-mark good design award 2013.

 

 


the fully formed helmets in their line of colors

 

 


four views reveal how the helmet is set up

 

 


the line of protective gear is available is four color choices

 

 


the helmet when fully open

 

 

the video below is a demonstration of how the emergency helmet folds into a streamlined unit:

 

 


toyo safety ‘bloom’ – collapsible helmet
video courtesy of markhk

 

 


instructions for use and assembly
image courtesy of toyo safety

 

  • Are these on the market in USA?

    David Mills says:
  • Very interesting design, however I`m still wondering about how much it protects.

    luis fabian robles mendez says:

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