This is a super cool post I got via Treehugger. Basically, all of us at one point or another have decided that we couldn't bike somewhere because we didn't want our hair looking ridiculous when we got there (my hair does this funky thing where it gets flat in all the areas EXCEPT where the air vents don't press it to my head, resulting in my looking like a much less cool Rufio). No longer. Thanks to Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, there now exists an alternative: the Hövding, a sort of air bag for your head.
The Hövding is worn around your neck like a collar (reference the woman in the picture above) and it deploys, just like a car air bag, when internal accelerometers detect abnormal movements. Observe:
Then again, maybe you're better off getting helmet head then riding around with a giant explosive collar around your neck...
Image provided by Hövding
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