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.

The Hövding bicycle helmet on a girl, before and after it has been inflated

“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.

A guy with the inflatable bicycle helmet Hövding

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.

The invisible and inflatable bicycle helmet Hövding

Hövding is a helmet unlike any other currently on the market.

I close-up of the inflatable bicycle helmet Hövding

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2 comments

  1. Jean Zaludek says:

    Oct 8, 2011

    I think this is an awesome design. Would it work the same way if simply used for walking or any other sport?

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