Video: Airbag bike helmet aims to make rides safer

For the past few years, safety while cycling has been a cause for concern the world over. True that a number of cyclists wear helmets, but the safety level of those helmets is a question that still needs answering. To ensure foolproof safety while cycling, a Swedish company came out with a device called Hövding. Unlike a regular helmet, the device works as an airbag for cyclists and is also popularly known as the invisible cycling helmet.

The airbag is designed like a hood and made in an ultra-strong nylon fabric that won’t rip when scraped against the ground. When an individual wears the device, it 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.