"Invisible" bike helmet

2:40 p.m. on November 13, 2013 (EST)
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Two Swedish women have come up with an "invisible" bike helmet. To spoil the video a bit, it is sort of a combination of automotive airbag and one of the avalanche rescue bags. Looks like a 1-time use thing. Don't think it would work for climbing helmets, though.

7:56 p.m. on November 13, 2013 (EST)
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I saw that on yahoo news yesterday, kinda cool. Like the guy says in the video it may work at the wrong time like hitting a bump in the road.

1:46 p.m. on November 25, 2013 (EST)
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you hit a bump and your head turns into an airbag. no thanks.

12:15 p.m. on November 26, 2013 (EST)
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Hard shell bike helmets are a one time use. Any hard fall and you throw them away. While this inflatable may protect your noggin, the designers say it is less restrictive than a hard shell. However, even though there is nothing on your head, you still have a big donut around your neck. As well, the price is quite high. I'll stick with a hard shell.

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