The Hövding Is The Invisible Cycling Helmet
Swedish desginers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin bring you The Hövding. At the moment of impact the device that the cyclist wears as a waterproof collar inflates.
The collar contains a folded up airbag that you will only see if you to have an accident. The airbag is shaped like a hood, surrounding and protecting the bicyclist’s head. The trigger mechanism is controlled by sensors which pick up the abnormal movements of a bicyclist in an accident. The actual collar is the visible part of the invention. It’s covered by a removable shell that you can change to match your outfit. Hövding is a practical accessory that is easy to carry around, it has a great-looking yet subtle design and it will save your life.
It’s an inflatable snood. If Samir Nasri can get one, this thing might take off…
(The comedy action gets going at 3mins 45 secs.)