Swedish pair invent 'invisible' bike helmet


Hövding is an airbag bicycle helmet housed within a scarf, invented by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin in Malmö, Sweden in 2005. The invention was launched on the market in 2011.

The idea was based on the premise that while cyclists are aware of the dangers of biking without a helmet, they still choose to not wear one due to appearance, bulkiness, discomfort, and of course, hair issues.

The Hövding's collar contains a nylon airbag with a gas inflator, which is triggered upon a collision. Something like Iron Man's suit, the airbag releases in .1 second, becoming a hood that encircles the head, providing shock absorption and pressure.

To buy a Hovding, go to shop.hovding.com/. Cost is 400 Euros, or something over 500 US $. It comes in four basic color patterns, and basic black. Once inflated, the Hövding cannot be used again. So if you fall off your bike while wearing one, make sure you do so in a potentially injuriosu fashion, so it is worth it.

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RubberFistofFury site profile image  

11/11/13 2:16 AM by RubberFistofFury

I think they'd have more luck marketing it to drunks and ice skaters.

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11/11/13 1:53 AM by MMA Monkey

I'm not impressed.

Matthieu Battle site profile image  

11/11/13 1:36 AM by Matthieu Battle

yeah, good job ladies, inventing something that was invented years ago by the motorcycle community.

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11/11/13 1:26 AM by Res ipsa loquitar

I could PayPal you the money, but only as a gift.

RubberFistofFury site profile image  

11/11/13 1:09 AM by RubberFistofFury

600 dollards? Ummm, sure I'll pay for it out of my "invisible" wallet

RefriedJinx site profile image  

11/11/13 12:21 AM by RefriedJinx

Seriously so full of themselves

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11/11/13 12:06 AM by Fake Pie

Could they possibly be any more self satisfied?

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11/10/13 10:58 PM by Lux Fixxins

Yeah, than lie had me dying.Stupid whores.

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11/10/13 10:58 PM by Lux Fixxins