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Airbag helmets outperform conventional helmets in drop tests

Bicycle helmets may be increasingly packed with technology like LED turn signals, radio communication and blind spot detection to help prevent accidents, but once a rider is involved in one, the method of protecting the head from hitting the ground hasn't really changed much. Now a team at Stanford has put self-inflating airbag helmets through their paces, with drop tests showing that they may be up to six times better at cushioning impact than traditional foam helmets.
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