After four years in the making, Airbag Inside Sweden AB, a Swedish fashion-tech company, has unveiled Mo’cycle Airbag Jeans, the “safest motorcycle jeans in the world” in partnership with Helite, a motorcycle airbag technology provider.
With the Mo’cycle Airbag Jeans, areas on the lower body—including hips, tailbone, knees and thighs—are covered by an airbag that reduces the risk of injuries.
To connect the jeans, riders must tie a mechanical trigger belt to the backside of the motorcycle. The belt buckles into pant’s thigh, connecting the rider to the motorcycle.
The airbag will deploy within milliseconds of being triggered. It activates when the rider is physically removed from the motorcycle at a force of approximately 40 kilogram (88 pounds) per second. A multi-directional ball will detach and trigger a spring-loaded piston piercing the CO2 cartridge and activating the airbag.
The airbag self-deflates after it’s activated and can be refilled with a new CO2 cartridge.
Sounds good, right! And I am sure there are going to be many other occasions when airbag jeans could be a perfect solution!
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