View Full Version : An invisible bicycle helmet

Tom Montgomery
07-15-2012, 07:21 AM
Feel the breeze in your hair!

The Hövding Invisible Bicycle Helmet (http://www.hovding.com/en/how/)


It is an airbag. Available online for $600.

07-15-2012, 07:27 AM


Though sometimes I think cyclists around here have the airbag fitted on the inside of their head...........

Tom Montgomery
07-15-2012, 07:30 AM
More videos here: http://www.hovding.com/en/film/

L.W. Baxter
07-15-2012, 09:25 AM
Doesn't appear to sense meteorites?

07-15-2012, 10:27 AM
I'm not sure I'd rely on that instead of a helmet, but it might be nice to build into a regular helmet, especially for the face and chin.

07-15-2012, 10:33 AM
nature always finds the hidden flaw

07-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Looks like one of those cavalier collars you see in old Dutch master paintings.

Pair it up with a Jerry Seinfeld puffy shirt and Bob's yer uncle. :D

S/V Laura Ellen
07-15-2012, 11:08 AM
It seems to make sense for an accident where impact with the head and another object is secondary, but what about accident where head impact is primary (no other sudden acceleration/deceleration). I would think that in that case the helmet would deploy after the head has impacted another object (way too late).
Think of the case where the rider's front wheel hits a drainage grate or train tracks and the rider goes over the handlebars. There may not be a big enough change in acceleration/deceleration to trigger the helmet until the rider lands on his/her head.
Am I missing anything here?

07-15-2012, 02:53 PM
need them on other parts of the body, then you could go off like popcorn

07-16-2012, 01:50 PM
I would have this fear of coming to quick stop or doing a short jump off of a curb and having my the very expensive one use helmet pop up around my head and obscure my vision.

I'll stick with the Styrofoam mushroom look, my modeling career was over before it started.

07-16-2012, 10:09 PM
There is $$ here! A friend road 15 hours thru many states. The Small print said-IN YOUR STATE, you are covered unless you have Brains about?. Can you imagine? No road rash? I smell money.