Not many people are aware of the fact that even with a traditional helmet on, you’re still very likely to get a head injury in case of a crash. For example, when travelling at 25 km/h, the risk of serious head injury is staggering 90%. The airbag we mentioned above is supposed to give cyclists 8 times better protection than that. That is a massive improvement.
“The Hövding airbag is designed in accordance with requirements, materials and methods from the automotive industry, which provides world class protection for your head. Now that a prestigious research institution like Stanford University has published a report demonstrating that the level of protection provided by Hövding far exceeds that of traditional bicycle helmets, it gives us and our customers more confidence and provides further confirmation of Hövding’s superior protection,” says Hövding CEO Fredrik Carling.
So how does this whole thing work? The system records cyclists’ movements multiple times a second and immediately inflates the airbag in case of an accident. The question is whether this will be enough for the sometimes very conservative cycling crowd. What do you think about it? Would you consider using a helmet airbag?