Have you seen the invisible bicycle helmet ?

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Have you seen the invisible bicycle helmet ?
« on: 26/09/2012 17:58:15 »
http://vimeo.com/43038579# [fast forward to 2min 55 sec]

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Re: Have you seen the invisible bicycle helmet ?
« Reply #1 on: 26/09/2012 18:54:01 »
Fantastic idea - 375 quid for a cycle helmet is a bit out of my price range though.
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Re: Have you seen the invisible bicycle helmet ?
« Reply #2 on: 26/09/2012 21:04:27 »
I've seen the bicycle airbag links before.


http://news.drive.com.au/drive/bike-news/world-first-the-bicycle-airbag-20101103-17d64.html

In the film clip RD posted, they show a lot of images of bicycles being hit, middle of the car, from behind.  Yet, I think that is rare.  I think the most dangerous thing is for a car to pull from a side-street onto the road, either too close for the bicycle to stop, or hitting the bike from the side.  How protective is the collar for front impacts?

Are there statistics on false positives (deployments in absence of an accident), or false negatives (accident without an impact)?
Is the airbag impacted by clothing, hoods, backpacks, or hair?

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Re: Have you seen the invisible bicycle helmet ?
« Reply #3 on: 26/09/2012 23:09:52 »
In a face-plant scenario I think you'd be better off with a conventional helmet. The inflatable "invisible" one looks a bit loose. Unfortunately the video stops here so you don't get to see if it protects the forehead or gets pushed back like a hood exposing the noggin to the tarmac. 

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http://vimeo.com/43038579# [fast forward to 3min 18 sec]
« Last Edit: 26/09/2012 23:16:56 by RD »

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Re: Have you seen the invisible bicycle helmet ?
« Reply #4 on: 27/09/2012 01:45:29 »
It may help with whiplash though, which could be a good thing.

I wonder if it will be tested on Indy cars (or for those outside of the USA, F1).

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Re: Have you seen the invisible bicycle helmet ?
« Reply #5 on: 27/09/2012 07:35:33 »
That's really cool.. I have never seen one!

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