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Take a look at the B’Safe vest – it’s an airbag for cyclists

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We’ve heard of airbags in cars, but how about an airbag for cyclists? That’s exactly what we saw at CES Unveiled – it’s called B’Safe and it’s a smart airbag vest that can be worn by cyclists.

The product is designed to protect cyclists in the event of an accident.

It features two sensors – one inside the vest itself and the other placed just below the bicycle’s saddle.

The B’Safe bicycle vest uses a smart algorithm which can follow your motion pattern and detect an accident in 80ms.

In that time, a CO2 cartridge fires and instantly inflates the vest to provide protection for your neck and thorax and also your back.

The vest is completely reusable and only requires a replacement CO2 cartridge.

It is sensitive enough to detect when you’ve had a spill off your bike with no one else involved and it will inflate before you hit the ground.

If you’re involved in an accident or struck by a car, the sensor installed underneath the bike’s seat can send a signal to the vest to make it inflate immediately.

We watched a live test of the B’Safe at CES Unveiled where a man simulated falling off a bike and the vest inflated before he landed on the ground.

B’Safe is a product from French manufacturer Helite which last year released a hip airbag for seniors to protect them in the event of a fall.

The B’Safe Vest Bicycle Airbag will go on sale in the coming months.

www.helite.com

* Tech Guide travelled to Las Vegas with support from LG, Samsung and Hisense.