Bike helmet air bags may reduce bicycling injuries

October 4, 2016 4:30 PM

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STANFORD, Calif., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Stanford bioengineers say bike helmets equipped with air bags can significantly reduce brain injuries following a recently completed study.

In a paper published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, author David Camarillo notes bicycling is the leading cause of sports-related concussions and brain injuries in the United States. In an effort to curb the trend, Camarillo tested a helmet equipped with a soft pocket worn around the neck.

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