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  • Hövding is the world's first airbag bicycle helmet, invented by Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin in Malmö, Sweden in 2005


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  • After seven years of research, development and testing, the Hövding was launched in November 2011
  • The two founders Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin left the company in beginning of 2015 when the new external CEO didn't agree on the company visions
  • nnHövding was initially created as a master thesis for the founders' Master of Industrial Design at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University in Sweden
  • Their studies included the comparison of accelerometer data from bicycle crashes against 'typical' cycling
  • The Hövding contains accelerometers that detect these unusual movements which then deploys the airbag if the movement patterns match the profile of a crash
  • Each Hövding airbag also contains a "Black Box" that records the accelerometer data 10 seconds before a deployment
  • This data can be used by the Hövding developers to improve the product
  • The Hövding collar is constructed of a waterproof material, and has interchangeable fabric "shells" that allow colour customisation
  • Hövding is CE certified after undergoing an extensive process for approval by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
  • CE marking is required for a cycle helmet to be able to be sold in Europe and certifies that the helmet complies with the requirements laid down in the EU Directive for personal protection equipment

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