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Date: 05/04/12 09:00 AM

20 Responses to The Inflatable Helmet

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8012 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 8:56 am
    Link: The Inflatable Helmet - This invisible bike helmet works like an airbag. It`s fashionable and safe at the same time!
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 9:14 am
    Not very promising when the demonstration shows his face get destroyed.
  3. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2510 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 9:15 am
    but, but, his face still smashed into the pavement
  4. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 9:16 am
    All i saw was a dummy getting its face smashed.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 9:16 am
    Also, Solid helmet > inflatable easily broken helmet anyday of the week.
  6. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 9:30 am
    When I start to fall, my body naturally goes to as much effort as physically possible to keep my eyes on the horizon. From the video, it seems like the helmet doesn`t activate until it has rocked 90 degree`s from it`s standard position. Meaning any sort of bracing for the impact would delay activation and any impact that happens with anything other than the ground (tree/post/car) probably won`t trigger the helmet at all.
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 10:08 am
    I wouldn`t mind this being a feature in a hard helmet. Like if it expanded around the helmet. But on its own? No thanks.
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 10:12 am
    a 1 time use helmet... awesome <.< better carry a few if you`re a giant klutz
  9. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 10:37 am
    @tedgp "All i saw was a dummy getting its face smashed."

    Your brain isn`t in your face.

    But yeah, this looks pretty iffy. Like Scuzoid said, it seems like some movements or lack of movements might cause it to not activate.
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Soooo the best demo they have is one where the dummy gets his face smashed?? Awesome. Good job team.
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    TheShmoo Male 18-29
    213 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 10:50 am
    Why take the risk in using a helmet that might not work, solicitors are going to f**k this company till they loved them if this makes to the market. The face plant made me chuckle, couldn`t they find a better video than this?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30851 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 10:56 am
    One sneeze? POOF! Helmet deploys! Buy new one.

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    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 11:36 am
    For cyclists that refuse to wear helmets this is far better than nothing..
  14. Profile photo of Wundt
    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 12:29 pm
    In the demo movie you can see it flatten out where it hits the ground, meaning it would do little to actually reduce injury. What it more, the real danger is when your head hits a curb or a railing, in which case you NEED a hard surface to disperse the impact of the blow, the smaller point of impact would go right through this.

    Nice idea, but unless they have data to show it reduces injuries, it is worthless. (Or more than worthless because it gives a false sense of security.)
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    Thonious Male 40-49
    987 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    I wish one of the models had tripped and fallen on the runway.

    I don`t mean any ill-will to anyone, but that would have been an excellent demonstration and funny at the same time.
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    eovogt Male 18-29
    197 posts
    May 4, 2012 at 5:44 pm
    Wow looks very ineffective, and inefficient seeing as you will need a new one every time
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14455 posts
    May 5, 2012 at 8:14 am
    Hmmm, let`s put airbag explosives on the back of your neck and connect them to an experimental attitude sensor. Smart idea

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    comp_wizard Male 18-29
    194 posts
    May 5, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    @eovogt: Regular bike helmets also need to be replaced after each crash. They`re basically styrofoam shells that are there to get crushed so that your skull doesn`t.
  19. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
    1894 posts
    May 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm
    what about ur face? lol
  20. Profile photo of Phoenixspade
    Phoenixspade Female 18-29
    18 posts
    May 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I know it`s for safety, but it looks like they are wearing Scarves that have become sentient and blood-thirsty so the scarves are slowly eating their heads.

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