Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 2 / 4   >   >>
jadwin79
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
jadwin79   6/1/2012 7:11:27 PM
NO RATINGS
This is intended for a *bicycle* not a *motorcycle*. Also the comparison to an ejection seat is spurious -- those things are designed to propel several hundred pounds of pilot and seat far away from the airplane in a very short time. Totally different order of magnitude.

selinz
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
selinz   5/31/2012 3:41:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Tsk tsk. Shame on you on two fronts. Earphones and no helmets. But alas, we live in a free country. My buddy rides wheelies on his motorcycle on the freeway and occasionally hits more than 140mpg on his morning commute. To each his own!

Rick_Hille
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
Rick_Hille   5/31/2012 1:58:26 PM
NO RATINGS
I suspect the instructions will also need to contain advice on how to crash or fall off properly to trigger the deployment. I've ridden a bike regularly for years as exercise and have had two incidents where my helmet was destroyed by impact with the road, likely saving me from a concussion, or worse. Once you've had even a single experience like that, the absurdity of the fashion arguement becomes painfully clear.

agk
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
agk   5/31/2012 12:11:07 PM
NO RATINGS
highly risky.The wearer to follow the instructions to wear it properly.Also what is the life time of this?Will it work properly with all kinds of climate conditions? Is it dust proof? Also from the picture no protection to the face.

elektryk
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
elektryk   5/31/2012 9:03:08 AM
NO RATINGS
What happend with model's hair? I have a feeling that after deployment of this inflatable helmet model's hair will limit the vision.

LA King
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
LA King   5/31/2012 7:47:32 AM
NO RATINGS
I listen to MP3 every day I bike to work and I DO wear a helmet, After I´ve been hit by a car once, it´s just a matter of common sense to me. Accidents do happen and you are rarely in control of how you fall. This product is for vain people who think they look ridicolous in a helmet. It´s all explained if you follow the supplied link. The airbag is made of rip-proof nylon and doesn´t rely on explosives as some people assumed. With modern MCUs neither the reaction time or the battery time would be an issue, its probably only active when attached. Neat device which probably gives a softer impact in many cases, but for me it´s polysterene all the way. :-)

GREATTerry
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
GREATTerry   5/31/2012 4:06:24 AM
NO RATINGS
It looks nice! But what if the battery just runs out when where is accident? Unlike airbag in car that has explosive stuff, I don't think electronics stuff can really help in the last minute!

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
rick merritt   5/31/2012 12:59:04 AM
NO RATINGS
Yeah, mixed feelings about the product. I bike a lot and never wear a helmet because I want to listen to my MP3 player, but I know this is a safety risk, one this product could address. On the other hand, I think Peter is right about broken noses and etc. I had a very minor tumble off a scooter over the weekend--not even a scratch--but probably would have set off an airbag that could have caused minor injuries.

CPG
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
CPG   5/30/2012 6:28:44 PM
NO RATINGS
The prospect of what might happen because of a design glitch (false triggering or failure to trigger) is frightening. I think I'll stick with my passive helmet and leave the field testing to more devil-may-care souls.

Frank Mlinar
User Rank
Author
re: Invisible bike helmet protects with air-bag shell
Frank Mlinar   5/30/2012 6:19:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Updated picture too.

<<   <   Page 2 / 4   >   >>


Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...