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GrowTec / Bicycle Helmet for Kids


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Growtec is a helmet that grows with the child’s head, designed for children from 3 to 12 years. The design uses connected elements and the new D3o material.
The D3o material locks together to absorb and disperse energy on impact, before instantly returning to a flexible state.
The idea behind our concept is that parents do not have to buy a new helmet every other year because their children’s heads are getting bigger or because the helmet has been dropped often.
The helmet consists of eight protection elements with non-breakable and scratch-resistant coating. Between the elements there are strong flat rods to ensure stability and keep the elements in place.

This entry is a good idea of a “growing helmet” along with the “children growing” which met most of the evaluation criteria. Especially, the idea is not only focused on the “engineering-aspect” but also emphasized on the “user-centered” for concerning the “growing” of children. This is a good design presenting “from engineering-oriented to user-centered.”
Jury Statement
We are overwhelmed and we are both happy and proud to accept the iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD 2016.
Winner Statement

Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Dominikus Frank,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Lea Bachmann,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Christian Rose,
Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

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