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Hövding’s airbag for cyclists “Best in Test” according to Belgian consumer organisation
Hövding, a Swedish innovation, has been named “Best in Test” among the cycle helmets recommended by Belgian consumer organisation Test Aankoop. In tests, Hövding demonstrates superior protection and drastically reduces the risk of brain injury.
“The Belgian consumer organisation has an excellent reputation and it means a lot to us that Hövding has been singled out for praise. Hövding’s airbag provides unique protection by enveloping the head and also supporting the neck in a way unmatched by any other helmet,” says Hövding’s CTO, Heino Wendelrup.
Test Aankoop’s cycle helmet test was conducted by the French testing institute Certimoov at the University of Strasbourg. Their work and tests build on decades of research into accidents on bicycles and motorcycles. Researchers have developed a testing protocol for objectively assessing the protection offered by helmets under conditions that reflect actual use as closely as possible. With the results now in from the latest round of tests conducted by the University of Strasbourg, it is clear that no other cycle helmet has ever provided Hövding’s level of protection in all the years of testing, and it is on this basis that Test Aankoop has made its recommendations. The test covered 42 helmets for adults.
“As many people will have noticed, the pandemic has prompted something of a cycling boom in Europe. With headgear that provides the best protection when cycling and has adjustable sizing, we are hoping to ride this new wave of enthusiasm for two wheels. Where we are not available in stores, Hövding can always be purchased via our website,” says Heino Wendelrup.
A Swedish innovation, Hövding is the world’s first airbag for cyclists, and is proven to offer better protection than traditional cycle helmets. Via advanced sensors and a unique algorithm, the Hövding monitors the movement patterns of the cyclist and reacts by releasing an airbag in 0.1 seconds in the event of an accident, offering the world’s best impact absorption and protection against rotational forces. Since its launch, over 350,000 Hövding airbags have been sold and several thousand people have been protected by Hövding in accidents.