'Invisible' Bike Helmet Protects Your Brain And Your Hairdo
Swedish inventors have created an "invisible" bike helmet that's stored in a pouch around the neck and inflates like an air bag in case of a crash.By Tori Partridge | November 15, 2013
The traditional bicycle helmet might soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a pair of Swedish inventors.
Introducing the Hovding. The so-called invisible helmet is stored in a pouch worn around the neck. When a rider crashes, within milliseconds a helium canister inflates a nylon hood — like an air bag. (Via NBC)
Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, the inventors, added sensors to the Hovding that analyze movement patterns 200 times a second to know when the rider is in a real crash.