- Fri, 08/17/2012 - 10:31
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Bike helmets are not the most perfect thing to wear; you do not look awesome wearing in them as you bike, in addition to the wet go and the mangled locks. Two Swedish females, however, have come up with an “invisible bicycle helmet” for people who choose mirror and safety.
Hövding is a rapidly-inflating airbag that comes out from a receiver used around your throat in situation of a car incident. Designed by Ould - Haupt and Terese Alstinat as aspect of their business style master’s dissertation at Lund School, it is a consequence of five decades of analysis and service, as well as a huge $10 million funding.
The invisible bike helmet uses accelerometers and gyroscopes, both operated by standard battery power, that identify the regular activities engaged in a bicycle collision. At the start of the incident, the movement receptors induce a small gas inflator that fills up the plastic airbag with helium. The airbag types a cover around your head that pillows your skull upon impact.
The Hövding is now available at $600 each and only works once. Fairly significant, sure, but even conventional bicycle boots hole and curved on injuries, so you cannot use them again afterwards. And considering the prospective medical center expenses and the risk of loss of life, the invisible bike is not bad of investment.