30 May '12, 4pm

Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell: via @ee_times

Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell: via @ee_times

The Hövding gear addresses both the safety and practical aspects of bicycle helmets. Unlike traditional skull shells, the ‘invisible‘helmet is a collar worn around the neck with an airbag folded inside. In an accident, ST’s motion sensors pick up the abnormal movements of a cyclist and send a signal to the airbag, which inflates in a tenth of a second to form a hood that surrounds and protects nearly all of the cyclist’s head and neck, while leaving the field of vision open.

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4374063/Bike-helm...

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