The results of Sweden’s big annual bicycle helmet test by insurance company Folksam are in, and Hövding’s airbag remains the best head protection for cyclists, coming in first place in all tests. Hövding still gets the best results by far in terms of shock absorption and oblique impact.
In oblique impacts, the head is subjected to rotational force, leaving the brain particularly vulnerable. A good helmet can prevent injuries, but many still have inadequate protection. This year, Folksam tested a total of 19 helmets, including twelve for adults. Hövding 2.0 was tested in 2015 and was therefore not included in this year's test. However, Hövding is still mentioned as a ”Good choice” this year, and its advantages are highlighted in a film and text, that says,
“We tested Hövding in our cycle helmet test in 2015, and so far no conventional helmet has been as successful. Hövding 2.0 got the best test results by far in terms of shock absorption and oblique impact.”
In the film that was released in connection with the bicycle helmet test, traffic safety researcher Helena Stigson says, “Hövding has much better shock absorption than a conventional helmet.”
“It’s great that Folksam understands the importance of protection in the event of rotational force, and that Hövding 2.0 is highlighted as the best performing head protection. Our research into airbag technology and head protection is unique, and we continue to develop this technology in order to offer the world's safest head protection,” says Heino Wendelrup, CTO at Hövding.
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