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(Yahoo)   If this thing really works I totally want one   (autos.yahoo.com) divider line 38
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2013-11-13 08:45:30 AM  
How does it not get set off if you are off your bike and just like move to fast or invert your head?
 
2013-11-13 08:46:53 AM  
It will go well with this:

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2013-11-13 08:49:25 AM  
A good idea, right up until the point they are involved in a head on, which will throw their pretty little faces into the windscreen of the car, a helmet would provide protection, an airbag...not so much.
 
2013-11-13 08:50:41 AM  
I'm pretty sure there are companies that have offered these for motorcycle jackets for a few years now.
 
2013-11-13 08:51:27 AM  

cgobla: How does it not get set off if you are off your bike and just like move to fast or invert your head?


If I had to guess, I'd presume that might respond to a few different triggers: sudden, sharp motion separate from the plane of travel, perhaps a small wire running down a sleeve that inflates it if the circuit is broken unexpectedly (hand comes off handlebar), but I'd bet it's mostly internal circuitry. Sudden jolt back and up, sudden change of direction sideways, change of orientation above a certain number of degrees, etc.

Obviously, settings would need to be different for people just out for a ride on a relatively flat surface compared to a professional BMX rider or mountain bike racer, but that sounds more like an issue of adjustment and refinement.
 
2013-11-13 08:51:39 AM  
It's all fine and good until you're confronted by an invisible city bus.
 
2013-11-13 08:53:49 AM  
It's an air bag for the head, not a helmet.
 
2013-11-13 08:54:48 AM  

moel: A good idea, right up until the point they are involved in a head on, which will throw their pretty little faces into the windscreen of the car, a helmet would provide protection, an airbag...not so much.


Um, all the normal bicycle helmets I've ever seen cover the top and sometimes part of the back of the head. Those would also provide zero protection from smashing their faces into a windscreen in a head-on accident.
 
2013-11-13 08:56:04 AM  

TheManMythLegend: I'm pretty sure there are companies that have offered these for motorcycle jackets for a few years now.



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2013-11-13 08:57:03 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-13 08:57:16 AM  
It is a great idea. Looks better than a helmet to me, I'm grateful for my helmet in a crash but not for the bruising and scraping from the straps.

They do need to find a way to bring the price down.
 
2013-11-13 08:57:27 AM  

moel: A good idea, right up until the point they are involved in a head on, which will throw their pretty little faces into the windscreen of the car, a helmet would provide protection, an airbag...not so much.


Normal bicycle helmets don't cover your face.
 
2013-11-13 08:59:22 AM  
sounds a little like history repeating... from mid-2012... right here... on FARK....
http://m.fark.com/comments/7267965/Sweden-home-of-IKEA-Volvoand-now- in visible-bike-helmet
 
2013-11-13 09:00:07 AM  

NakedApe: moel: A good idea, right up until the point they are involved in a head on, which will throw their pretty little faces into the windscreen of the car, a helmet would provide protection, an airbag...not so much.

Normal bicycle helmets don't cover your face.


If anything, I think it would work better than a normal helmet in a head on collision.
 
2013-11-13 09:03:12 AM  
For that price I'll continue not wearing a helmet.
 
2013-11-13 09:12:14 AM  

neversubmit: It's an air bag for the head, not a helmet.


Came here to say this. So why does it not cover your eyes if it only deploys at impact?
 
2013-11-13 09:13:15 AM  
Subby, I'll take the blonde.
 
2013-11-13 09:25:10 AM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: [upload.wikimedia.org image 205x350]



This.

And YT's coverall could do a full "Michelin Man mode."
 
2013-11-13 09:26:59 AM  
That's the ticket. Ditch the hard hats for a criss angel neck brace that makes it more difficult for a cyclist to pay attention to his surroundings. Brilliant!
 
2013-11-13 09:28:33 AM  
At €400 a pop they can go fark themselves.
 
2013-11-13 09:29:56 AM  
It's a hair bag.
 
2013-11-13 09:32:00 AM  
It worked the first time Fark had it on, so it probably still works now.
 
2013-11-13 09:45:45 AM  
good for the cyclists being green, not having a large carbon footprint, etc, but here in Austin I would never want to ride a bike in this town----too many people who don't know how to drive or pay attention to the road.
 
2013-11-13 09:45:49 AM  

DerAppie: For that price I'll continue not wearing a helmet.


For that price, I'll continue to not ride a bike.
 
2013-11-13 09:55:45 AM  
HOW DARE THIS BE A REPEAT!!!!1!1!! DELETE THE THREAD!
 
2013-11-13 10:01:17 AM  
PROTIP:   Never make the statement "We're going to be millionaires!" in your advertising campaign.
 
2013-11-13 10:02:07 AM  
I'll wait until it comes to cars.

www.imgimg.com
 
2013-11-13 10:03:17 AM  

Agent Smiths Laugh: [upload.wikimedia.org image 205x350]


First thing I thought of.

/Listening to Snowcrash right now.
//YT just got loogied.
///fabalabababalaba
 
2013-11-13 10:08:30 AM  
Ok, so it's a neat idea. Nothing revolutionary, but an interesting application of existing technology. I have to say, though, that in hot, sticky weather I will continue to wear my aerated normal helmet rather than put a dickey around my neck, especially one made from a relatively stiff material. Maybe this explains why all the external scenes take place in a Swedish fall setting. In the summer this thing's going to be mighty uncomfortable.
 
2013-11-13 10:21:37 AM  
l2.yimg.com.

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2013-11-13 10:30:04 AM  
They make similar devices for old people to protect them from falls.
 
2013-11-13 10:30:17 AM  
I'd prefer the Ostrich anyday

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2013-11-13 10:35:46 AM  

Salmon: I'd prefer the Ostrich anyday

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Great idea. On a bicycle this will keep you from seeing things that might scare you, thereby allowing you to live a long, stress-free existence.
 
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2013-11-13 10:43:13 AM  
Why is this all over the internet again all of a sudden? I've been getting emails about it and it's been posted all over facebook. Just wondering what set it off.
 
2013-11-13 10:48:22 AM  
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If you couple it with this, you're 100% protected.
 
2013-11-13 01:05:49 PM  

Salmon: I'd prefer the Ostrich anyday

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img.fark.net
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2013-11-13 04:49:02 PM  
Sheesh.  I get one link approved every 20 years or so, and then it gets pulled because it's a repeat from August.  August!  I can't remember what I did this morning, I'm supposed to remember this was posted in August?

Thank god I didn't finalize the order on my "I finally got a greenlight" t-shirt :(
 
2013-11-13 11:16:38 PM  

Langston: Obviously, settings would need to be different for people just out for a ride on a relatively flat surface compared to a professional BMX rider or mountain bike racer, but that sounds more like an issue of adjustment and refinement.


I'd argue that just like how professional race drivers wear helmets, BMX/mountain bike riders are best off wearing their current helmets, which are generally much beefier than standard road helmets.
 
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