The bike helmet of the future??

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3 Responses to “The bike helmet of the future??”

  1. Justine says:

    Wow, I want one.

  2. Jan Koeleman says:

    As a Dutchie, I love riding bikes, and I seriously don’t like wearing helmets. I need this. Although during summer, I guess helmets would be more comfortable and better looking than an enormous collar.
    @Chris: It looks like a simple airbag used in cars, which means it just deploys after an excessive amount of force is applied to it. You can probably find it on wikipedia. The technology probably isn’t new, the application though is amazing.

  3. Chris says:

    Wow, that’s one impressive innovation! As a cyclist (well I ride a mountain bike more than riding on the road) I certainly see that as a huge improvement on the traditional helmet. My first question, however, is this: how does the helmet know to deploy before your head hits anything and only when you’re about to have an accident?!? And I’m assuming it’s not reusable, so cost might be a factor there too…despite this, it’s still very impressive!