Airbag Helmet

A fear of helmet head is one thing; your melon smashed on the side of the road is quite another. But for cyclists whose vanity overrides common sense and safety, consider the Hövding, a collar that deploys a noggin-protecting airbag in case of impact. Disguised as part of your outfit, the Hövding (“chieftain” in Swedish) comprises a host of gyroscopes and movement-detecting accelerometers, allowing it to spring into action in a tenth of a second.

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