Yes, An Invisible Bike Helmet. For Real! UPDATED

Currently, my elder son is bicycling from Penn Station to his job, every day, and yes, he wears a helmet, but that doesn’t mean my heart doesn’t skip a beat every time I contemplate him riding in nutty New York City traffic — especially if he’s having one of his days of creative pondering.

The kind of creative pondering that brings forth ideas like invisible bike helmets.

Yes, invisible bike helmets. I think if my son wore one, I might feel a little bit better as he cycles through Manhattan. Marginally.

This is one of those ideas that is so simple, and yet so brilliant, and I can’t wait for all the kinks to be worked out on it.

I won’t ruin the surprise for you. Check it out.

UPDATE: How about a bulletproof business suit to go with it, via Instapundit

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  • Win Nelson

    Wow!

  • Maggie Goff

    Wow!! These women are amazing! I love it.

  • Jacqueline Craney

    That is the most amazing thing I have seen in a long time! Can’t wait until they are available – pure genius!

  • Donny

    what if it misfires? A malfunction of some sort? I do agree though, very cool!

  • http://rosarynovice.stblogs.com/ Augustine

    Get it now while it lasts for just €400 (over $500)!

  • Dale

    They are already available in Europe, although the price is steep: 399 Euros (roughly $535.) According to this news article, if an American wants to order one, s/he will need to have it mailed to a friend in Europe, who can then forward it.

    http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57096265-71/helmet-bike-vimeo-airbag.html.csp

  • Dale

    Truly amazing, and worth watching the video. I do have some concerns about the effectiveness at preventing the most common biking head injuries, which are to the front of the head.

  • Dale

    Here is a link to the helmet’s webpage:
    http://www.hovding.com/en/us/

  • Li Min

    I like their concept and their dedication to get it up and running, but like others I would worry it would malfunction and front-head injuries. If the impact is not hard enough, does it not open? What if it is a light impact and opens and obstructs your side view suddenly? I’m sure they are looking at all the angles, so I won’t be the pessimist, but it would be nice if biking were more common in the U.S. We still really utilize the car too much, especially in states where winter is severe. :)

  • perpper

    “Cars are so yesterday …”

    Clearly these gals don’t plan ever to live in flyover country.

  • MeanLizzie

    Not about that, Manny, it’s about not having a helmet on your head until needed.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    I realize that, but it has to work as good or better at that cost. I’m skeptical it works better. But I could be wrong and even if it does I can’t imagine who can afford it. If it deploys then you have to get another for another $500. Is that really worth not having one on one’s head?


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