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One of this year's contenders for the People's Design Award. (2wice Arts Foundation, Inc.)

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Bike sharing systems are rapidly expanding all around the country: programs like Capitol BikeShare in Washington, D.C., or Citi Bike in New York City offer the freedom of a bike without the hassle of in-home storage. But most bike shares lack a crucial element: helmets. Enter HelmutHub, an innovation that seeks to make bike sharing a safer process. HelmetHub is a solar-powered machine integrated into existing bike share areas that dispenses a helmet when you pick up your ride and allows you to return the helmet when you’re done, giving you the security of safety with the freedom of mobility.

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