Hövding's Airbag for Cyclists Achieves the Impossible


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Hövding's Airbag

Meet The Future of Bike Helmets

The Hövding is a discreet collar that comfortably fits around the bicyclist's neck. The collar contains a folded airbag that triggers in 0.1 seconds when involved in an accident.
Founded in Sweden,  by Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt in 2006. The Hövding airbag is designed in accordance with requirements, materials and methods from the automotive industry, which provides world class protection for your head. 
A major bicycle helmet test carried out by Folksam showed that Hövding provided 3 times better impact protection than any traditional bicycle helmet. In the last three years, Hövding’s airbag helmet have begun launching internationally, and is currently available in 15 markets in Europe and in Japan.

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Hövding's Airbag

Hövding Key Features

Airbag System: In the event of an accident, the patented airbag inflates in 0.1 second to form a hood that fixates your neck and provides 3 times better shock absorption than a traditional bicycle helmet.

Sensors and Algorithm: When activated, Hövding records the cyclist's movements 200 times a second. In the event of an accident, the cyclist's abnormal movement is detected and the airbag inflates.

Activation: Hövding is activated using a button on the zip pull. A sound and a light indicate that Hövding is activated.

Charging Port: When sound and light indicate a low battery level, Hövding is recharged by connecting the USB cable supplied in an external charger with a USB port. A fully charged battery lasts for approximately 9 hours of cycling.

Collar & Cover: The collar is made of waterproof, functional fabric to provide the best possible protection for the built-in airbag system. Different covers are available. 

Hövding's Airbag

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This short for discusses standard cycling helmets are far more dangerous than we think they are; highlighting the gap between traditional cycle helmets and Hövding airbag for cyclists.

 

Sources:

All images were sourced from the Hövding website

Hövding Official: https://hovding.com/

Hövding airbag Press Release: chrome-extension://gphandlahdpffmccakmbngmbjnjiiahp/https://hovding.com/app/uploads/sites/2/2017/05/Press-Release-Stanford_eng.pdf

DesignTorget: https://www.designtorget.se/cykelhjalm-hovding-2-0

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