The invisible airbag bicycle helmet Hövding which David Report covered in an article a while ago has received the worlds largest design award, INDEX. The prestigious design award of EUR 100 000 was received during a formal ceremony in Copenhagen’s Opera House in the presence of the Danish Crown Prince and Crown Princess, during Thursday evening. Hövding was the sole winner from Europe.
“This is a highly prestigious prize to win and we are extremely proud,” says Anna Haupt, one of the two inventors. For a designer, winning the Index: Award is like winning the Nobel Prize.
Hövding is a collar for bicyclists worn around the neck. The collar contains a folded-up airbag that you’ll only see if you happen to have an accident. The airbag is shaped like a hood, surrounding and protecting the bicyclist’s head. The trigger mechanism is controlled by sensors which pick up the abnormal movements of a bicyclist in an accident.
Hövding is a helmet unlike any other currently on the market.