Bespoke helmet brand Hexr launches smartphone app for head-scanning at home

British brand's new tech aims to give riders around the world access to its made-to-measure helmets

Custom helmet brand Hexr has launched a new smartphone app that allows customers to 3D scan their heads at home in advance of getting a bespoke helmet made.

Hexr says its new fitting app, which uses the latest methods in Machine Vision to capture over 250,000 data points of a customer’s head shape, gives 600 million people around the world access to its custom-made helmets – which it also claims are 26 per cent more likely to reduce brain injury than a standard foam helmet thanks to a cellular structure.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.