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World's First Invisible Bike Helmet

If you can’t stand wearing a helmet when riding your bike, the engineers behind Hövding helmets i...

World's First Invisible Bike Helmet

If you can’t stand wearing a helmet when riding your bike, the engineers behind Hövding helmets in Sweden claim to have found the solution. After years of research and countless amounts of simulation crash testing, the researchers have discovered that the most aesthetically pleasing way to protect your head might be to not have anything on your head at all—but rather, your neck.

Okay, so maybe it doesn’t use refracted light patterns and a complex series of mirrors to make all your bike helmets vanish. Basically, it’s a fashionable neck brace that blends in with your winter jacket. Just imagine wearing a really bulky scarf, which you could probably describe as invisible as long as you live in cooler climates.

World's First Invisible Bike Helmet

The helmet’s protective functions kick in only when a moment of blunt force occurs. So let’s say you’re on your bike and happen to get sideswiped by a passing car. As you begin to lose stability and teeter over, the helmet will recognize your sudden movement and eject an airbag that instantaneously surrounds your head and sides of your face before you make contact with the ground.

So instead of feeling self-conscious about how you look riding your bike with a giant helmet on your head, the new Hövding helmet will only make you self-conscious during and after a moment of sudden impact. You can buy your own style of Hövding helmet over at their website for a cool €399 (that’s about $535).

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Source: Paste Magazine


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