This Pretty Girl Is Wearing An Invisible Airbag Helmet

See this pretty girl? She's wearing an invisible airbag helmet which will keep her safe on bike rides. Don't believe me? Watch this video.

The helmet design is dubbed Hövding and while consistently described as "invisible" is just really cleverly hidden:

Hövding is a discreet collar that the cyclist is wearing around his neck. The collar contains a folded airbag which is visible only at a collision. The airbag is designed as a hood that in case of an accident will enclose and protect the cyclist's head. Release mechanism is controlled by sensors that register abnormal movements of the rider in an accident.

A device like this is certainly appealing and would keep helmet-hair away, but I do wonder whether it could cause injuries in the same manner as an airbag in a car. [DavidReport via Treehugger]


    That was fantastic. I love how in the first test its foot is ripped off by the car.

    pretty girl...?

    wow, I'm not convinced about the face plant at the end though...ouch!

    The whole video I was watching for a pretty girl...sigh...

      What are you talking about - she's gorgeous! :-)

    "Discrete collar"? This thing looks about the same bulk as one of the ones they stick ON your neck after having one of these very accidents. While keeps your face clear, you'll look neckless.

    And I'm not convinced at the faceplant either. Landing on your face at 100 km/hr is still going to mess your goods up, gimmicky inflatable helmet or not.

    This could be used when ugly women walk in the room, you would have to wear it backwards of course.


    lol, its funny, cause its such a great idea. and yet... no.

    just no.

    because no matter how awesome it might be. inevitably, one day, its going to go off randomly by mistake. and that will be the funniest fucking thing the people around you have ever seen.
    turning what is already a fairly embarrassing incident (a small fall off a bike) into the most embarrassing event in the history of man kind.

    Should make 1 that cover the whole body like a capsule, and, where is the pretty girl?

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