Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet

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  1. The Benjamin

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    You know what kind of sucks about riding a bike? Other than all that pedaling? Bike helmets. Sure, they keep that overrated "brain" from getting splattered, but they take a lot of the open-air-joy out of things, and they're not comfortable. A pair of Swedish women have developed a remarkable solution: the invisible bike helmet.2

    Tired of strapping ugly, uncomfortable styrofoam-and-plastic turtle shells to their heads, the pair came up with a pretty revolutionary solution that does manage to give you full head protection without, remarkably, wearing anything on your head.

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    I'd like to just come out and tell you the secret of how their Hövding helmet works, but this video does such a nice job of building suspense I kind of don't want to ruin it. So I won't post any pictures showing the operation, and don't follow that link to their site if you don't want to spoil a minor surprise.

    Once you see how it works it all makes sense, and is a very clever solution that draws from a number of technologies that are well-established and familiar.3



    If you're so jaded that the tiny joy of a mild surprise doesn't appeal to you, click away.4

    Regardless of how wrong they are about discounting cars in the future, they've done a pretty impressive job with the design and engineering of this, and I wish them all sorts of luck.
     
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    Came here for invisible helmet, only to find an airbag. Shame on you.
     
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    ohh.. great is this real one....!!
     

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