An airbag for cyclists that protects the head and neck.
What is Hövding?
Hövding is an airbag that expands in the event of an accident and becomes both thicker and softer than a traditional helmet - reducing the risk of concussion up to eight times, while the risk of skull fracture disappears almost completely. The airbag is designed as a hood and made of durable nylon that can withstand scraping against asphalt. Hövding protects almost the entire head, but at the same time leaves the field of vision free. The area that the inflated airbag covers is significantly larger than on traditional bicycle helmets and adapted to existing accident statistics.
The airbag fixes the neck and creates a very soft and gentle shock absorbing capacity. The pressure is kept constant for several seconds and therefore withstands several blows to the head during the same accident. After that, the airbag slowly starts to deflate.
The gas generator that fills the airbag with gas in Hövding is a so-called cold gas generator with helium gas. It is placed in a container in the collar on the cyclist's back.
For an even safer choice, you can buy at a favorable Solid security insurance that is valid for 12 months with the possibility of extension. It applies if your helmet goes off in connection with a bicycle accident. The insurance compensates you for the deductible that your insurance company makes a deduction for when they replace you with a new helmet.