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Invisible Bike Helmet Developed In Sweden

11 November 2013

The future of cycling has arrived—and you can’t see it. Two Swedish designers have developed an ‘invisible bike helmet’ with a twist on conventional helmets, drawing inspiration from the airbags we rely on in our vehicles. Finally, you won’t have to choose between your hairstyle and safety! The revolutionary Hövding helmet only deploys when sudden contact is detected, signally that the cyclist has been in an accident.

The helmet is essentially a personal air bag hidden within a collar that cyclists simply fasten around their necks before biking. The inflation mechanism is powered by a helium gas cylinder and uses a mathematical algorithm to determine when inflation is necessary. Necessarily, the small bumps associated with routine cycling will not cause the helmet to inflate.

Perhaps the most attractive quality about the Hövding to consumers is it’s ‘invisible’ nature. Although it wraps around your neck, he helmet is actually quite discreet during normal wear and use. In fact, it looks downright chic in the promotional photos being used to market the helmet internationally.

Another benefit that goes hand-in-hand with its appearance is the freedom for cyclists to feel the wind in their hair; even the most breathable renditions of tradition helmets can be stuffy and uncomfortable to wear during longer bike rides. The helmets are lightweight and the airbag is constructed from ultra-strong nylon fabric.

“Over 3,000 Hövdings are already being worn by cyclists around the world who appreciate its safety, its innovative design and its style,” said Hövding’s managing director Fredrik Carling.

The minds behind the invisible helmet are Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, who first thought of the new helmet when they were studying industrial design at the University of Lund. Their goal was to design a bike helmet that cyclists would be glad to wear that would still keep them safe.

Check out Hövding’s website for more information about the product.

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