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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Posted by Elizabeth Mollo on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Portland is a city that loves to get around on bicycles, but the number of people riding around without helmets makes me nervous. Maybe they think helmets are uncool, or maybe they just don't want to walk around with helmet head. Those excuses might be a thing of the past thanks to two Swedish girls. Anna Haupt and Terese Alpin created the company HÖvding with one purpose, to create an invisible helmet. Seven years and one million dollars later they have done just that. How freaking cool is this?!?! Even cooler that this revolutionary technology was developed by two women, who in the video talk about their struggles of being women in a male dominated field. Check out the video for yourself, and behold the amazingness.

The Invisible Helemt wraps around the neck like a scarf.
  • HÖvding
  • The Invisible Helemt wraps around the neck like a scarf.

On impact it deploys like an airbag and encompasses the head.
  • HÖvding
  • On impact it deploys like an airbag and encompasses the head.

via Refinery 29

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