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Collar Inflates Into Airbag For The Brain

posted 27 Mar 2013, 07:34 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 27 Mar 2013, 07:35 ]

Sweden (Next Media) - A Swedish company has invented an inflatable bicycle helmet that is concealed inside a large collar worn around the neck.

The Hövding contains an airbag that inflates to form a soft, protective shell around a cyclist’s head and neck. According to the company, the airbag is made from ultra-strong nylon fabric that doesn’t easily rip, and inflates in a fraction of a second. Abnormal movements made by a cyclist are detected by sensors within the device, which trigger the airbag to inflate.

The outer shell of the collar can also be changed to match a person’s outfit.

The design of the Hövding was a response to a law introduced in Sweden requiring cyclists aged 15 and under to wear bicycle helmets. There has been debate over whether the law should be extended to adults as well.

News.com.au

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/fashion-beauty/airbag-for-the-brain-or-invisible-bike-helmet/story-fnet01u7-1226606741712

http://hovding.com/



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