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HÖVDING: “INVISIBLE” CYCLISTS HELMET

“One of the safest helmets on the market, with the best level of absorbing impact in the world. It is lightweight and compact, a chameleon easily becoming part of your outfit. Design that saves lives, and also, do not ruin your hair”. In that way is described Hövding by its creators, Swedish engineers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin. It works as a kind of rechargeable batteries collar that are worn around the neck like a scarf, that detects through sensors unusual movements in the path of the cyclist, inflating and becomes in an airbag covering head and part of the face of the person. Currently, only for sale in Europe and will cost 399 euros . This product was created since 2005, but it was until 2011 that entered the market. To date, have been sold approximately 700, of which five of their users contacted the company to inform as this invention had saved their lives. The following video, “The Invisible Bicycle Helmet” exemplifies in detail the history and use of the product:

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

Source and images: ©Hövding

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