A new kind of bicycle helmet

Hövding is a revolutionary cycle helmet designed as a collar that you wear around your neck. The collar contains an airbag that will inflate and protect th ehead in the event of an accident.

Hövding contains sensors that are constantly monitoring the cyclist’s movements when it is switched on. The sensors detect any changes in velocity or angle of the cyclist and can distinguish between normal cycling and accidents.

In an accident, Hövding detects the abnormal movement pattern and triggers the airbag to inflate. The inflation takes a tenth of a second (0.1 seconds) and the airbag is fully inflated before head impact

Behind the product lie seven years of development, in partnership with experts on cycling head injuries, airbag technology, mathematics and crash tests.

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Highlights

2 / 11 / 2013

Documentary about Hövding

The three-minute short film about the Hövding made ​​by documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten, has now been seen over 12 million times.

2 / 11 / 2013

Royal visit at Hövding

Swedish Prince Daniel visits Hövding

The Swedish Prince Daniel and our County Governor Göran Tunhammar paid Hövding a visit when Prince Daniel was in Malmö to learn more about the entrepreneurial focus in the region.

2 / 11 / 2013

Hövding wins the world´s largest design award

Swedish Prince Daniel visits Hövding

"This is a highly prestigious prize to win and we are extremely proud," says Anna Haupt. For a designer, winning the Index: Award is like winning the Nobel Prize.

The awards focus on design to improve life and are presented every other year in five categories, with a total value of EUR 500,000. This year’s five winners were selected from almost 1,000 nominees by an international jury of leading designers, innovators, entrepreneurs and academics from around the world. The other winners came from Chile, India, Korea and USA/Mexico

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FAQ

No, not on the collar. This can damage the airbag inside the collar. However, the shell is not as sensitive. On it you can attach your own labels and the like.

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