know what kind of sucks about riding a bike? Other than all that
pedaling? Bike helmets. Sure, they keep that overrated "brain" from
getting splattered, but they take a lot of the open-air-joy out of
things, and they're not comfortable. A pair of Swedish women have
developed a remarkable solution: the invisible bike helmet.
of strapping ugly, uncomfortable styrofoam-and-plastic turtle shells to
their heads, the pair came up with a pretty revolutionary solution that
does manage to give you full head protection without, remarkably,
wearing anything on your head.
I'd like to just come out and tell you the secret of how their Hövding helmet
works, but this video does such a nice job of building suspense I kind
of don't want to ruin it. So I won't post any pictures showing the
operation, and don't follow that link to their site if you don't want to
spoil a minor surprise.
you see how it works it all makes sense, and is a very clever solution
that draws from a number of technologies that are well-established and