A new cycling backpack with airbags features built-in sensors tha...

New Backpack Deploys Airbags to Protect Bicycle Riders in Accidents – Smithsonian Magazine

A new cycling backpack with airbags features built-in sensors that detect sudden falling movements and activate protective measures before a crash. Called the Commute Air Pro 18, the ordinary-looking backpack deploys into football-style inflatable shoulder pads in 0.02 seconds, according to manufacturer Evoc Sports. When worn with a helmet, the airbag “reduces the impact forces and braking acceleration on the cyclist by up to 80 percent,” reports Andrew Liszewski of Gizmodo. The rechargeable and reusable system is controlled by a sensor that analyzes the location of the rider and backpack 1,100 times per second. If it detects a fall, an …

 

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