Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Girl With The Invisible Bike Helmet

Love your head, but hate wearing a helmet?  Well, those brilliant Swedes may have the answer for you:  a cyclist's airbag.  Exemplifying a rising pax sverige, the birth place of Stieg Larsson has come up with a device called the Hövding ("chieftain" in Swedish), a device which the bicyclist wears around the neck and which rapidly inflates during a crash.  The Washington Post reports that, "It will go on sale in Sweden early next year, retailing for about $50."  Check out this video of some testing done on this . . . "helmet":


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