Hövding Invisible Bicycle Helmet

July 17th, 2012 § 0 comments

This guy is wearing a helmet. It’s made my the Swedish company HÖVDING and they claim that it’s actually a safer helmet than the hideous foam ones we are used to. That’s because hidden in the “scarf” around his neck is a head encasing airbag! They have spent 7 years trying to build this helmet and despite being turned down by many investors who thought it was impossible they have made it a reality.

At $600 it’s quite expensive but I would imagine that they will be able to bring the cost down if it becomes popular. To that end it’s hard to imagine it not becoming the de facto standard within 10 years.

I really hope they are working on smaller sizes. Getting kids into foam helmets is a pain.

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