Riding on just two wheels without any kind of protective shell, motorcycles are far more dangerous than driving a passenger vehicle. In the US one riding a motorcycle is 28 times more likely to die in an accident.
Believe it or not innovations in airbags for motorcyclists are coming.
16 years ago and in collaboration with Harley-Davidson Sweden Moses Shahrivar designed a pair of motorcycle jeans that included a protective leather lining. Now Shahrivar is advancing things further—his company Airbag Inside Sweden AB has come out with a prototype pair of anti-rip jeans that have airbags inside the legs!
The riding connects the jeans to their bike and if they fall from their motorbike the airbags will be triggered. Then they will fill with compressed air which will take part of the impact away from the lower body.
Shahrivar says that the air bags can be deflated, re assembled and filled with more compressed air.