Japanese Researchers Create Shopping Bag That Doubles as Emergency Helmet

Posted on April 21, 2012

Japanese researchers have created a shopping bag that doubles as an emergency helmet. The shopping bag helmet, named Grappa, does not look like it would offer much protection, but it is made with a foam material called EPS, which is the material used in hard hats. The Grappa helmets look funny when used as a hat, but being safe trumps looking ridiculous. The developer says, "If an earthquake happens, you can use this bag to protect your head by putting it on your head and closing the snap fastener." Take a look:

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