Invisible Bike Helmet Keeps Riders Safe, Looking Cool [VIDEO]

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August 16, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


How often have you, or someone you know, eschewed a bicycle helmet to look cool at the expense of safety?

Well, gamble with a traumatic brain injury no more. Two Swedish inventors created an invisible helmet called Hövding, and it doesn’t involving using any Harry Potter invisibility cloak magic, or even plastic. The helmet is actually a thick collar — like one you might see on a heavy winter jacket — with an airbag hood underneath that deploys should you get in an accident.

It uses rechargeable battery-powered accelerometers and gyroscopes to detect movement that resembles being in a bike crash and launches airbags around the wearer’s h…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/16/invisible-bike-helmet/

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