Bicycle helmets with integrated airbag: bicycle helmet

Swedish automotive safety systems company Autoliv has partnered with protective clothing manufacturer POC to develop an innovative and high-tech airbag-equipped bicycle helmet prototype that could potentially save the wearer’s life or at least significantly mitigate the consequences. damage in case of an accident.

This particular bike helmet is equipped with sensors capable of detecting falls and motions and a control box that automatically inflates the built-in airbag. The airbag system is capable of reaching 8.7 psi and protecting the top and sides of the head. While the airbag absorbs the initial impact of a fall, the helmet provides extra protection with foam padding.

Although not yet on the market, this bike helmet seems to offer huge promise as a lifesaving innovation as well as a product that consumers will love.

Image Credit: Autoliv