Above: Arlene Ducao with the MindRider helmet system she co-created with Ilias Koen (image by Ben Tudhope).
From March to May — Women's History Month through Bike Month — Transportation Alternatives spotlights the entrepreneurs, athletes, activists and moms who are helping realize the bike's revolutionary power and growing the ranks of women on bikes, two wheels at a time.
For the sixth and final installment of the Women BikeNYC series, T.A. spoke with tech innovator and advocate Arlene Ducao, chief at DuKode/DuKorp where she "examine(s) the relationship between the natural landscape, our built environments, and ourselves," and inventor of MindRider, a bike helmet system which maps wearers' states of mind as they ride. Arlene researches and teaches at NYU, the Lower Eastside Girls Club, and MIT, and holds degrees from MIT, the School of Visual Arts and University of Maryland.
Read BikeNYC's interview with Arlene and follow in her path as she takes over T.A.’s Instagram feed for the next week.