The Air Bag Helmet
Helmets have certainly played an intrinsic role when it comes to safety for your average bike enthusiast to your pro skater. A recent innovation from Swedes Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have created an interesting approach to protective helmet technology. They call it "Hövding" (chieftain in Swedish) and the device is stored inside a special collar which pops open, much like a car air bag, covering and cushioning your head from a fall. One can see its use in skating as well.