The Invisible Bicycle Helmet Project

Bikes are a fun, sleek way to get around, but despite the obvious safety precaution many people view helmets as a hassle due to their clunky, awkward design with the notorious disadvantage of sweaty, helmet hair. While obviously better than a cracked skull, it’s also not the way you want to roll up to an important morning meeting. So while we’ve all been schooled on the importance of strapping on a helmet before jumping on our bike, that doesn’t always mean we practice what’s been preached. Lucky for us someone out there was looking for a solution to this age old dilemma. Swedish design students Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin recently unveiled the Hovding, an inflatable, “invisible helmet.”

The beautiful thing about the Invisible Helmet Project is that it’s there when you need it, letting you feel comfortable, while riding in style with a secret safety device. While haute couture is one way to boost safety, the truly empowering element when cycling is confidence, which can come from a combination of elements: bike friendly traffic regulations, increased bikeways, traveling in groups, familiarity with your route, customizing your bike to suite your needs, and of course safety gear.

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

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