A Future Bike Ride Could Include a Helmet, Elbow Pads, and Airbag Pants?
Motorcycles don’t have airbags, so a Swedish company has devised a rather inventive solution. They created jeans that release C-O-2 gas and inflate your pants for protection if you fall off your bike. The “airbag jeans” are supposedly comfortable but cost consumers around $500 a pair.
Every year there are 100s of thousands of motorcycle accidents. While helmets and other protective gear help to prevent serious injuries for riders, there is little to no innovation for motorcycles when it comes to preventing serious injuries. What if they made these jeans for young bike riders?
Check out this video of the airbag jeans in action:
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