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Many cyclists are rejecting cycling helmets, but Hövding is using sensors to provide a different solution
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As cycling becomes more popular, the number of accidents involving bikes on our roads increases. In 2016 in the UK there were 102 cyclist deaths, 3,397 serious injuries and nearly 15,000 more minor injuries. A high percentage of these involved head injuries.
For this reason, Hövding, has been trying to offer an alternative since 2012 in the form of an airbag ‘helmet’.
First devised in 2005, Hövding’s cycling airbag is now in its second generation and has sold nearly 90,000 units worldwide.
Swedish insurance firm Folksam, also conducted tests into the airbag technology compared to traditional helmets. It found that in impact tests run at 25km/h conventional helmets achieved g-forces of 196-294 g, Hövding’s airbag achieved 65 g.
“Our initial model, the Hövding 1.0, hadn’t been programmed to read foldable or electric bikes. Since the release of our 2.0 model in 2012, this has been upgraded to include those two types of bike,” says Carling.
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