Hovding 2.0 Airbag Helmet
- For those who don't like wearing a helmet but still want to be safe, this is the item for you!
- Various cover designs are available for those who like a little excitement in the accessories
- The helmet has proved to be 8x safer than a normal helmet
Hovding is the world's first airbag for cyclists and is the result of intensive research since 2005. Through advanced sensors, Hövding can sense the cyclist's movement patterns and will react in case of an accident. The unique airbag will then inflate, fixate your neck and provide the world's best shock absorption. THE AIRBAG SYSTEM The airbag is designed like a hood and made in an ultra-strong nylon fabric that won't rip when scraped against the ground. Hövding protects nearly all of the head, while leaving the field of vision open. The inflated airbag covers a much larger area than a traditional cycle helmet and is designed according to current accident statistics. The protection is greatest where it is needed most and the airbag provides extremely soft and gentle shock absorption. The pressure remains constant for several seconds, making it able to withstand multiple head impacts during the same accident. After that the airbag slowly starts to deflate. The gas inflator that inflates the airbag is placed in a holder in the collar on the cyclist's back. Hövding's gas inflator is a so called cold gas inflator that uses helium. SIZE GUIDE Hövding is available in three collar sizes: Small (S), Medium (M) and Large (L). In terms of operation, it makes no difference whether your Hövding is tight or loose around your neck. The collar sizes that are currently available (S, M, L) are adapted to the same head size range: 52-59 cm in circumference. Choose the size that feels best. Small is recommended for neck sizes of less than 36 cm. Medium is recommended for neck sizes of 34–42 cm. Large is recommended for neck sizes of 38–45 cm.
The idea of a new bicycle helmet was born in Sweden in 2005, when a new law made the use of bicycle helmets mandatory for children up to the age of 15 years old. This triggered a debate on whether bicycle helmets should also be made mandatory for adults. Two students of Industrial Design, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, decided to find out if it was possible to develop a bicycle helmet that people would actually be happy to wear – whether they had to or not. Their Master’s Thesis resulted in the concept of an airbag helmet. Right from the beginning the airbag helmet gained a lot of attention for its innovative design. In 2006 Hövding won the Venture Cup competition, where young entrepreneurs get to develop their idea into a sustainable business plan. Hövding Sweden AB was founded the same year. It took seven years to transform Hövding from a concept into an approved and certified product.
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