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Airbag “Collar” Protects Helmet-Free Cyclists From Head Injuries

Posted By Diane Pham On October 24, 2010 @ 10:00 am In Accessories and Fashion,Design,sustainable style sundays | 3 Comments

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Even if it means a life saved, a number of people often forgo the use of a bicycle helmet for the sake of looking cool. If you’re one of many who just can’t stand to spoil a perfectly wind blown ‘do, then the Hövding bicycle “collar” [2] just may be the bike safety accessory you’ve been looking for. Disguised as a stylish yet subtle piece fit for any outfit, this collar is able to deploy a full-on head-protecting airbag in case of impact. Curious about the effectiveness? Check out a video of a biker taking a spill wearing the Hövding after the jump!


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[2] Hövding bicycle “collar”: http://www.ecouterre.com/inflatable-airbag-collar-protects-helmet-free-cyclists-from-broken-skulls/

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