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The MODU helmet system was my Honours project during my final year of Industrial Design at Monash University. 

It focuses on the issues of helmet safety and awareness of the risk of concussions. 

MODU is a modular head protection system, designed to provide further user protection with its multi-layered crash system of the best impact resistant materials to ensure users are less likely to obtain a concussion.

Its construction is based on several components that slot into the main MODU EPS Foundation with a simple push and pull. This has the ability for the MODU be customised to suit an array of applications, such as snow sports, serious cycling or casual cycling and other road activities. 

The MODU is categorised into three main groups:

- Serious Cycling (MODU-C)

- Snow (MODU - S)

- Urban (MODU - U)

 

FULL PORTFOLIO OF THIS PROJECT AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST



The EPS Foundation

The EPS Foundation is the core of the design. It is designed to be made of EPS foam (expanded polystyrene) in accordance with the Australian and International helmet safety material standards for road and alpine use - (ASTM F2040 - 11) & (I.S. EN 1077:2007) & (AS/NZS 2063:2008). 

The holes in the EPS Foundation not only serves as ventilation for the helmet, it also acts as the slots for inserting the your desired components in preparation for the activity you're about to do.


The MODU models 

Features

 
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This is the CYCLING version of the MODU product, the MODU - C.

Designed for serious cyclists, it consist of large vents for adequate airflow to ensure riders head are kept cool. 

In addition, the design has yellow reflective strips surrounding the edge of the helmets vents for safety reasons, making sure the riders are well seen by all motorists passing by. 

 

This is the URBAN version of the MODU product, the MODU - U.

Unlike the MODU - C, this design has slightly smaller vents for adequate airflow to ensure all casual and commute riders are kept cool. The surface of the outer form of the design is smoothed for simplicity. 

In addition, the design has yellow reflective strips surrounding the edge of the helmets vents for safety reasons, making sure the riders are well seen by all motorists passing by. 

 
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This is the SNOW version of the MODU product, the MODU - S.

The design consist of next to no vents to ensure there is minimal airflow through out the helmet during use in the cold environment. The surface of the helmets outer form is smoothed for simplicity and the opportunity for riders to personalise their own helmet.

Unlike the other helmet versions where the design consists of yellow reflective strips for visual safety reasons, the snow version does not require such a feature as most snow activities are during daylight hours. 


HOW to assemble


HOW IT WORKS

SIMPLE PUSH & PULL

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The changing of parts from one helmet version to another is a very simple process. 

The parts slot into the vents of the EPS foundation until the flaps of the guides squeeze through, resting neatly in the internal wall.

Therefore to change parts, whether its to change to another helmet or replace damaged parts, just simply pull out the part you no longer require and replace it with the new chosen part. 

This is financially beneficial to the user when normally one would have to replace an entire helmet if broken. 

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EXPLODED VIEW


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