The Invisible Bike Helmet

Two Swedish industrial design students came up with an ingenious solution: make the helmet invisible. Their concept: an airbag in a collar; in the event of an accident, it would deploy to envelop a bicyclist’s head.

The Hövding (invisible helmet) is actually an air bag, which uses a helium gas cylinder to inflate when its sensors detect a sudden jolt.

Hövding is a rapidly-inflating airbag that deploys from a collar around your neck when you’re in an accident. Here’s how it works, and a video demonstrating this amazing, but still expensive, invention.

The helmets are also CE labelled, which means they comply with EU safety standards and have undergone a variety of safety tests.