A brand new biking backpack with airbags options built-in sensors that detect sudden falling actions and activate protecting measures earlier than a crash.
Referred to as the Commute Air Professional 18, the ordinary-looking backpack deploys into football-style inflatable shoulder pads in 0.02 seconds, in keeping with producer Evoc Sports activities. When worn with a helmet, the airbag “reduces the influence forces and braking acceleration on the bicycle owner by as much as 80 %,” stories Andrew Liszewski of Gizmodo.
The rechargeable and reusable system is managed by a sensor that analyzes the placement of the rider and backpack 1,100 occasions per second. If it detects a fall, an electrical igniter mechanically deploys the airbags earlier than the wearer makes influence, stories Ronan McLaughlin of CyclingTips.
Created from recyclable supplies, the backpack is designed to guard a bicycle owner’s higher physique, together with neck, shoulders, collarbone and chest. It additionally contains a built-in again protector that gives extra help to the backbone within the occasion of an accident, writes Nolan Beilstein of Manufacturing Enterprise Expertise.
The Commute Air Professional 18 sensor is activated by connecting an digital magnetic buckle across the waist. As soon as unsnapped, the rider is protected to bend over and lock up his bicycle with out worry of unintended deployment, stories Cristina Mircea for AutoEvolution.
If the airbags do activate, they are often refolded and changed within the backpack to be reused, though the CO2 cartridge will should be changed.
Along with being a security system, the backpack is in reality a backpack. There’s sufficient area inside—together with zippered compartments—to hold a laptop computer, cellphone, glasses and extra. There’s additionally an elastic facet pocket for water bottles.
Evoc Sports activities of Germany launched the Commute Air Professional 18 on the IAA Mobility commerce present in Munich. It’s anticipated to go on sale subsequent yr for a €900 Euros, or about $1,062—not low cost, however maybe a small worth to pay to keep away from critical damage.