A motorcycle crash is never fun, but a Canadian inventor is trying to take some of the danger out of it.
Check out the YouTube video below to see Quebec-based Rejean Neron’s Safety Sphere. It’s like an airbag suit, on steroids.
Neron’s suit inflates in 0.05 seconds, when a rider is thrown from their motorcycle. As the rider leaves the bike, an electric connection is broken, triggering the suit’s circuitry to start firing an explosive can of nitrocellulose. This inflates the suit around the rider, theoretically keeping him safe as he bounces down the road.
The YouTube vid only seems to be a CGI clip, but Neron’s suit has been in design for years now – you’ll note that the video is dated 2009, even though it was only uploaded recently by the Motorcycle News, which is where we noticed it. They say he’s trying to get his invention in production, in an effort to make motorcycle safer and therefore more appealing to the masses.