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The Invisible Bike Helmet, Yet Another Awesome Invention By Ladies

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Swedish industrial designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have created head protection for cyclists that isn’t bulky, uncomfortable, or unsightly – in fact, it doesn’t even look like it’s there at all. Learn more by watching this short documentary on The Mary Sue…

Behold: The World’s First Invisible Bike Helmet

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This woman is wearing a bike helmet. Do you see it? Probably not, because it’s not there. Confused yet? OK, here’s the deal: you’re looking at a photo of an innovative product called the Hövding, which is being touted as the world’s first “invisible bike helmet.” See that zip-up scarf around the model’s neck? Housed inside that unassuming fabric collar is an accelerometer and gyroscope that detect motion and trigger the release of an airbag to protect your delicate cranium in the event of a crash. Developed by a pair of Swedish women, the Hövding certainly isn’t cheap (it currently retails for $600 and works once), but it has the potential to revolutionize the world of bike safety and put an end to helmet hair. Pretty cool, huh? Would you ever wear one?

After the jump, check out a video about the development of this incredible technology and how the designers dealt with sexism they encountered in the process of bringing their product to the marketplace…

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