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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:21 pm 
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I don't want to go into the whole helmet/no helmet debate, but this could be the future.....http://vimeo.com/43038579


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Good PR video but massive lack of content.

Something like this is reactionary, it requires input to fire. In many accidents the impact that triggers it would be the same impact that would kill you; it'll be too late. Until it can see into the future it won't be a replacement however I can see it in a supplementary role.

They have been trying their best with airbag tech in the suits for MotoGP over a number of seasons, and while it does now seem to be able to offer limited benefits they have not mastered it despite massive resources.


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Came across these earlier. Actually it's not only triggered by impact. There's a gyroscope that detects if you are leaning over too far, and that triggers the airbag as well.

Unfortunately that means you can't ever just stop and lean over to tie the shoelace that just worked itself loose, because that'll set it off. You also need to remember to turn the thing off before you actually take it off.
It's a one-time mechanism, this. Once it is triggered, the whole thing needs to either go back to the manufacturer or be replaced.

My main issue with this is that it's just a collar really. If you want to compare this to a normal helmet, compare it to putting on a helmet and not using the chin strap. It can easily be pulled off your head on impact.


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Anyone ever read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson ? Looks like the designers did. A good enough idea but possibly it's a bit too hit and miss and too many variables. One day maybe.


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Anyone ever read Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson ?


Yes, and I want to know when Radi-K's are going to make MTB tyres.


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imagine dammy cmaskill in one of these!


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