The Invisible Bicycle Helmet
Publication/Creation DateMay 1 2013
DescriptionGeneral Electric (GE) released a series of 30 three-minute videos showcasing innovators—people who are reshaping the world through act or invention—directed by the world's most celebrated documentary filmmakers.
This particular story features design students Anna and Terese, who took on a giant challenge as an exam project. They believe that if we use bikes and travel safe, then life will be better for all. Anna and Terese then came up with the idea for an invisible bike helmet called Hovding. It is an air bag that is tucked away in a collar that cyclists fastened around their neck. When the collar's internal sensors detect a specific combination of jerks and jags signifying that an accident is occurring, the air bag deploys, sending out a head-hugging, air-cushion hood in a tenth of a second.
Date archivedJuly 8 2014
Last editedApril 29 2018