The future of helmets?

I came across an article in The Age newspaper about a new concept motorcycle helmet. It features new generation active energy absorbing materials, integrated communications and a simple heads up display, all of which sound very functional. The Forcite helmet is proposed by an Australian design student, initially for police use.

It’s no secret that at present the helmet safety standard certifications in Australia are a mess and that helmets that are legal in some states are not in others. Also anyone who imports a helmet from overseas can be booked for not wearing a helmet as the imported lid will not have an Australian certification.Lobby groups are working on this and are beginning to get some traction, as illustrated by the news clip below.