HEXR Launches Smartphone Fitting App to Make Bespoke Helmets Accessible to Over 600 Million People Globally
December 7, 2020
HEXR is excited to announce a new and engaging way to get fitted for a bespoke cycling helmet from the comfort of your own home, using a 3D scanning smartphone app.
LONDON – December 7, 2020 – HEXR has developed a smartphone fitting app utilising the latest methods in Machine Vision to capture over 250,000 data points of a customer’s head shape. The app uses the most accurate 3D scanning technology available on a smartphone, able to measure details finer than a grain of rice in size, meaning a HEXR helmet not only fits perfectly, but provides total comfort.
The smartphone fitting app is accessible on devices supporting iOS 13 onwards (iPhone 6S and newer), giving over 600 million people around the world access to a safer and custom fit helmet at their fingertips. The app utilises augmented reality to guide the user through the fitting process – making it fun, easy and intuitive to complete.
“Like many, 2020 has been a unique year for us at HEXR. The rapid transformation of what is possible and necessary for safe commerce, has borne some of the world’s most advanced 3D capturing software, neatly wrapped in a beautiful and intuitive interface. I am immensely proud of the HEXR team who have built this, making custom available to millions, and further challenging the limits of existing technology.” – Henry Neilson, Co-Founder and CTO.
Once the fitting is complete, HEXR manually reviews the data and sends it back to the customer to view. This includes metrics such as head size, weight and percentile. The custom data is then sent to a leading 3D printing factory based in the UK to be additively manufactured into a helmet, assembled, quality checked and delivered within five weeks. Throughout the process, customers can check the status of their order in real-time through the app.
Download HEXR for iOS now to begin the process of creating your own bespoke cycling helmet at home. For more information or to purchase a helmet, visit www.hexr.com
HEXR is a team of designers, engineers and scientists working together to develop the safest head protection. We explore new frontiers of 3D printing and 3D scanning to achieve the highest level of safety and comfort – the HEXR helmet is the world’s first bespoke helmet and is over 30% more likely to reduce brain injury than standard helmets. HEXR is a University of Oxford spinout that has numerous patent families based on fundamental science.