Design company Hochu Rayu has come up with a noise-blocking helmet for office workers. From their website:

Helmfon is a device in a form of helmet, which thanks to the system of active sound absorption allows to concentrate in open working spaces. Because of the special absorption features, this helmet fully reflects the outside sound waves and thus makes the process of working comfortable, with no outside noise. In addition to it, the helmet blocks the Helmfon noise to outside surroundings and thus people, who sit near the Helmfon user don’t experience any discomfort of hearing unimportant sounds.

Our main idea was to create a tool, which helps fully concentrate on working project, get some personal space and doesn’t allow office noise kill person’s productiveness.

It reminds me of the isolator helmet invented by Hugo Gernsback, back in 1925. (See Laughing Squid for more details).

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 11, 2017
     Category: Inventions

Where to start?
It makes you look like the dork you really are.
Everyone in the office will be known as "Marvin the Martian."

I think that Gernsback was having a bit of fun with the Isolator. Or he liked to smoke a lot of weed.
Posted by KDP on 07/11/17 at 07:31 AM
^ Something stronger than weed was a definite possibility.

This has morphed into the Ostrich Pillow, which is also helpful if you bang your head on the wall too often: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1545/2949/files/ostrichpillow-original-ostrich-pillow-official-travel-nap-sleepy-blue-product-zoom5.jpg

Posted by Virtual on 07/11/17 at 09:50 AM
Which came 1st, Rick Moranis "Space Balls" character or Helmfon?
Posted by John on 07/11/17 at 10:27 AM
At least they put all of their resources into engineering rather than wasting money on copywriting and proofreading.
Posted by Keith Elliott on 07/11/17 at 03:46 PM
At least the Helmfon doesn't need a separate air tank.
Posted by eddi on 07/11/17 at 10:07 PM
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