An Airbag For Your Airhead

by editors on October 9, 2012


The stealth airbag helmet manufactured by Hövding appears to be for sale, according to a story on Gizmodo.

The ridiculous part is that it was designed by two women at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden who said they “wouldn’t be seen dead in a polystyrene helmet.” So, they went with this? Fashion makes no sense. But it’s not just a statement—it actually keeps your brain safe. Accelerometers and pyrometers can tell whether you’re just riding or you’re actually in an accident, and when they sense an abnormal movement, a inflator pumps helium into the crazy thing, making a soft airbag for your sweet, fragile brain. It’s powered by an onboard battery that’s charged through a micro USB port.

All this for only $600. Safety at a bargain price. Now, if only they had one of these for our entire bodies.

[Link: Gizmodo]

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