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Invisible Bike Helmet Hovding is on Sale

Aug 16 2012, 3:05am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Invisible Bike Helmet Hovding is on Sale

Futuristic bike helmet can be bought now in Sweden.

An invisible bike helmet sounds like yet another cool concept. But this is actually a real product you can buy today. Two women took their idea from their master thesis and worked on it over 7 years. The Hövding (English: Chieftain) is a collar for bikers, worn around the neck. The collar contains a folded up airbag that you'll only see if you happen to have an accident.

The airbag is shaped like a hood, surrounding and protecting the bicyclist's head. The trigger mechanism is controlled by sensors which pick up the abnormal movements of a bicyclist in an accident.

The invisible bike helmet sets you back 3998 SEK (~$600). I am not sure if the invisible bike helmet will take off. You still have the wear this big collar.

More details on the Hovding site. Via TechCrunch.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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