The Hovding system, the cyclist's airbag, arrives

This system is approved by the European Community and is supported by studies and tests from research centers and international organizations.


Cycling safety will have a first-order ally with the arrival from Sweden of the "Hovding system", a collar-shaped airbag that records the cyclist's movements 200 times per second, capable of inflating a cushion in case of an accident at 0 , 1 second, circling his head

The third version of a method that records the cyclist's body movements while riding is just launched in Malmoe (Sweden), and when a sudden change caused by an accident or impact is detected, a shield is instantly deployed around the neck and head .

The protection system is connected to a smartphone and an application that provides the cyclist with some information, such as the distance traveled, and is able to send a message to third parties in the event of an accident. The effectiveness of the cyclist's airbag has been demonstrated by the tests carried out at Stanford University (USA). The conclusion was that the Swedish system protects the user against brain injuries up to 8 times more compared to the traditional helmet.

The airbag, which is not a case to use and does not protect from rain or cold, resembles when folded to the hood of a winter jacket, surrounding the neck and a zipper on the top. When deployed after impact, it wraps the head and neck. The reaction of the airbag in 0.1 seconds allows the cyclist to have his protection in the event of an accident before hitting the ground in the event of a fall or collision with a vehicle.

This system is approved by the European Community and is supported by studies and tests from research centers and international organizations, such as the Swedish Research Institutes (RISE), Stanford University (USA), the Folksam insurance company and the German Society of Orthopedics and Trauma (DGOU). According to Fredrik Carling, executive director (CEO) of Hövding, the airbag is used by about 185,000 cyclists, of which 4,000 have acknowledged having been protected by this system during an accident.



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