Invisible Helmet Deploys Like an Airbag on Impact

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It looks like a trashbag coming out of a finely patterned neck pillow. But if you find yourself colliding with a car while on your bike, it could actually save your life.

Meet Hövding, the invisible bike helmet. It’s a real, actual thing. But it won’t be so easy for it to come to market in the United States.

Here’s a three-minute documentary about the Swedish helmet and its founders:

Bicycle injuries are obviously serious business. The 677 cycling deaths in 2011 (the last year for which there’s data) made up 2% of all motor-vehicle traffic deaths. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 48,000 bikers were …

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Via: Mashable: Dev & Design

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