The Hövding: A Second-Generation Inflatable Bike Helmet

Swedish company Hövding has created the second-generation inflatable bike helmet for cyclists with an active motion sensors to detect impact that deploys in 0.1 seconds. The airbag quickly surrounds the area around the neck and head, offering more coverage than a traditional helmet. The helmet was first introduced in 2012, and the new version features a microUSB-rechargeable that lasts around 18 hours of cycling. The… Continue reading The Hövding: A Second-Generation Inflatable Bike Helmet

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Swedish designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin started a project that no one else had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The idea of the project started in 2005 in a master’s-level industrial design course. They designed a collar that can sense a bike crash and then immediately blow up as an… Continue reading The Invisible Bicycle Helmet