Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bike Airbag

Below is a video demostrating a vest, being worn by a cyclist, which has a safet airbag built into it. The airbag deploys or blows up when the cyclist gets into a crash.

Is it possible, since laws have been put on the books, that cyclists must wear helmets, for motorcycles, and ebikes, and for all people 16 or under, that these same people may, one day in the future, be required to wear some sort of safety airbag vest, by law?

What do you think about that? Do you think it is possible or not. IF so, or not, why?

The video below is of a Zurich advertisement. In it there is a scene of a guy falling off a billboard while working. He accidently falls off the platform. He is wearing a special airbag suit that deplays as he is falling. Presumably the airbag slows down the speed of his fall in addition to cushioning his landing. He gets up and smiles at his fellow workers after he lands. The air in the bags releases after he lands.

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