Loomy: Also, why would you pull $500 out of the air? That's a stupidly high number, where no one would buy it. $200's probably closer to reality, w/ a ~$50 re-pack/charge fee. But, really, what's a head worth?
BillTheCat: What a horrid idea.Bike helmets are WAY too bulky and uncomfortable, so lets invent a self-inflating airbag helmet that you have to wear like a cross between a winter parka and a neck brace. Yeah that'll be wonderful to wear in the summer. Oh yeah, I hope you never have to reach down to scratch your leg while you're riding, because the position sensors might decide you are crashing, and deploy the airbag. And while you're at it, you better be prepared to fork out $500 for this thing, and probably a similar amount every time it deploys for a replacement airbag insert.BUT HEY at least you wont have to wear a helmet and muss up your awesome hairdo.
tillerman35: That was way more fun when I mentally replaced every instance of "bike helmet" with "condom." E.g.An invisible condom is a symble of "the impossible".Our professor said: "I have to sit down..." "I have to sit down..."...I always throught condoms were extremely uncomfortable.They're so bulky, like a hard mushroom on your head.If we could do this, it would be revolutionary....Condoms have always looked the same.We contacted a head trauma specialist.We staged accidents to collect movement patterns....If people say it's impossible...Then we have to prove them wrong.Creating an invisible condom...People said it was impossible.If we can do that, we can do anything.
StoPPeRmobile: You sound bald.
dklofas: What about if you fall on, I don't know, something other than a large flat surface. Like something sharp, or sharp-ish? Your helmet pops and now you get stabbed in the face.
dxtrmoo: 3998 Swedish kronor = 597.465118 U.S. dollars
BillTheCat: Well, it costs typically $1,000 to $1,500 to replace an automotive airbag, so I was being generous and discounted it on the notion that it likely going to be a less complicated system, lower discharge pressures, etc.Maybe I am just getting cranky in my old age, but as an engineer I despise solutions to fairly strightforward problems (bicycle helmets are bulky and uncomfortable) that go into absurd levels of technology and gadetry, when a much more practical solution is within reach.As for the worth of a head, yes thats true, prevention of head injuries is a good thing. But to what lengths do you go in the interest of safety? Full-body airbags for pedestrians?
BillTheCat: BUT HEY at least you wont have to wear a helmet and muss up your awesome hairdo.
BillTheCat: Full-body airbags for pedestrians?
GF named my left testicle thundercles: god that video was painful to watch. compress everything that i hate about sweden and put it into a video.
RoyBatty: Note to Vimeo: if you can no longer stream your videos offer a download option, it will save us all the embarrassment.No longer
Sylvia_Bandersnatch: dklofas: What about if you fall on, I don't know, something other than a large flat surface. Like something sharp, or sharp-ish? Your helmet pops and now you get stabbed in the face.That's true for most regular bike helmets, too, so I'm not sure what your point is.
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