The Magical Inflatable Helmet!

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Sentor, Aug 18, 2012.


  1. I never thought about this, but I'm surprised this wasn't invented prior.

    A little spendy at $600, but it could be a good idea if worked out properly.

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    http://whatsnext.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/17/meet-the-inflatable-invisible-bike-helmet/?hpt=hp_c2

     
  2. Lol. Push somebody down just to see their helmet deploy
     
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  3. Be a great bar stool helmet, some of those damn things are just too high.
     
    #3 Bmwridr05, Aug 18, 2012
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  4. if this can become legal, i will be the first one to buy it
     
  5. This is a use-once-and-throw-away helmet? For $600?
     
  6. KevinD

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    Think about it: can't this be said for most helmets?


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  7. RedKat600

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    I was thinking the exact same thing.
     
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    I'll wait for the full face model.
     
  9. Yeah ... I thought about that too, after I typed. Should have been a little more clear, I guess. I'm thinking more along the lines of deployment. The blog(?) didn't give a good explanation of just how this works.

    If you lean to far ... it deploys? You get rear ended ... it deploys? If you through it across the room (like on the couch or chair) will it deploy? Just how, exactly does it sense a bike crash? How does this stay secured to the head? I'd like nothing better than to get rid of this bowling ball I've to wear on my head ... but this thing?

    Looks like another one of those projects that are good for scoring points in college but ends up as another, expensive, piece of equipment looks good to some politician (and soccer mom) and we end up having to wear it and the bowling ball.

    Just make the fucking bicycle riders wear a helmet and be done with it.
     
  10. In the 50's and 60's I rode my bike everywhere and crashed so many times,
    doing crazy stuff. Never wore a helmet or had a head injury.
     
  11. This thing is meant for bicycles. It probably attaches to a ring on the bike, that feels when you've been ejected by pulling on the string. It could be developed for motorcycles, but when you're thrown off at 60mph, I doubt a little airbag would have the ability to absorb that much force without it going into your head.
     
  12. OMG! Here we go. I rode many years W/O one. I'm still here to. I drove even longer W/O seat a belt or a balloon. I also miss wing windows and always had a church key on me.

    :nana
     
  13. PeteN95

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    Good for at least one impact, but probably not so good for high speed abrasion?!
     
  14. james1300

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    I like inflatable sheep! Baaa!
     
  15. This is great for your gal if you don't have a padded headboard.
     
  16. KevinD

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    'nuf said...

    James. you're a baa-aa-aad boy!


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  17. Yeah so it's going to stand up to multiple impacts? I'm guessing once you hit once on anything but a lawn that thing would pop.... I also think that would be true of a bicycle for anything over 5 mph.
     
  18. How tough is the skin? It looks like it would POP if it got hit hard enough.

    Looks like a good swimming pfd! If you fall out of a boat, or it sinks, you're good!

    Even better when drinking in the hot tub, you could pass out and not drown..

    Hope they sell em with color options.. I like it.
     
  19. Where did her hair go?
    Also, if someone got rich inventing this, do you think it went to their head?
     
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn65Bows0Ws

    Invented by two Swedish women. Looks like there's an accelerometer in the collar, and that kicks off the inflation. Also stores crash data for later analysis. Good on them.
     
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