Very cool use of rapid-deploy airbag technology for a “just in time” bicycle helmet alternative – the “invisible bicycle helmet”. I can totally see this working in Europe, and possibly North America. For urban cyclists / commuters / casual bicycle riders, this might be a practical alternative to the current “no helmet” approach.
More, from the company website:
While I’m personally fond of the more traditional hardshell fixed position helmet, if I lived in a slower-speed urban commute environment I could be convinced to leave it at home if I had something like this. I’m not too worried about messing up my hair or looking sloppy at the end of a bike ride, but I can appreciate how others might.
Hey, any idea that keeps cyclists out of head trauma situations? Worth a look.