The Invisible Bike Helmet

1:20 pm in Trends by Jason Baskey

Sadly, the number one reason people don’t wear bike helmets is “because they look stupid”. For all the advances in helmet design over the years, they haven’t managed to make one that doesn’t turn your head into a mushroom (or mess up your hair). Hövding, a company started by two Swedish industrial design students has the answer: an invisible helmet. Hövding is a rapidly-inflating airbag that deploys from a collar around your neck when you’re in an accident. Here’s a video demonstrating this amazing invention.

Hövding is stylish, functional, compact AND has already been approved by some major insurance companies. The downside…it costs around $600 and can only be deployed once.