Invisible Bike Helmets!

Submitted by: SmagBoy1 3 years ago in Tech

Very cool solution to the clunky, traditional, hard shell bike helmet!
There are 16 comments:
Male 1,397
They did a similar thing a few years ago, with jacket/airbags for motorcyclists. Never caught on.
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Male 2,058
But it is huge, expensive and single use.
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Male 14,827
@SmagBoy1

EUR399 for this?

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Male 14,827
Whenever I hear Swedish or other Scandinavian languages and statements like "We are going to save the world" I think I am watching a Discovery Channel filler-slot.

SO ... it`s an explosive that goes around your neck?

It reminds me of the Tales From The Darkside episode Lifebomb



Youtube
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Male 15,832
They`ve had life vests like this for years. They`re expensive as hell, and they weigh a ton.
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Male 3,310
Sign me up for the explosive neck separator!
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Male 2,757
@SmagBoy1- I agree they look interesting and a bit cool- But I couldn`t reconcile saying that in my first post, given the sarcasm.
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Male 4,431
@CaptKangaroo: good point on the "hidden" versus "invisible". And I guess it`s not really a "helmet", either, but rather an "inflatable head and neck protective device". But I still reckoned it was pretty cool. :-)
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Male 2,757
First off, they are hidden and not invisible.
Secondly, once deployed you run the risk of a George Zimmerman wannabe shooting you because you`ve become suspicious looking.
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Male 714
a helmet may look silly but a huge collar looks cool, right? oh and it`s a one time deal so everytime you make a sudden movement that may or may not be an accident you have to buy a new one.
Also, i cars are history, doesn`t that render your invention obsolete?
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Male 4,431
@tedgp: uh-oh! Well, you know us Yanks. We`re always last to the party. :-)
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Male 3,285
Smag, this video was around a year or two ago. It was on a BBC program a while ago discussing new ideas.
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Male 2,436
Thanks, I`ll keep my car.

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Male 4,431
Here are all of the retailers who are offering it, LordJim: click here. The story broke on the international scene (far as I can tell) in TechCrunch back in August. Here`s hoping it catches on. I like it! :-)
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Male 7,123
That`s a fairly old clip and it doesn`t seem to be on the market. Nice idea.
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Male 4,431
Link: Invisible Bike Helmets! [Rate Link] - Very cool solution to the clunky, traditional, hard shell bike helmet!
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