Sunday, 11 September 2011

Hovding: goodbye cycle helmets, hello airbag for your head

Cycle helmets have to rank among the ugliest creations known to man. They do no discriminate in their universal ability to make anyone look as if they have a mushroom growing from the top of their head.

But they are also accepted as absolutely essential on roads where the odds of being unseated by a daydreaming driver are not in the cyclist's favour. So, begrudgingly, we all wear them.

But the days of the mushroom-headed cyclist could be limited after a couple of inventors came up with an airbag for your head.

The Hovding is worn as a collar and inflates to cover the bonce and neck at the moment of impact. And as an added bonus you can say goodbye to helmet hair.

Via Treehugger

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