His business Airbag Inside Sweden AB has actually created a prototype set of super-strong denims that have concealed air bags inside the legs. The user tethers the jeans to their bike and if they fall from the motorcycle, the air bags are triggered, filling with compressed air and decreasing the impact on the lower body. Airbag Inside Sweden AB is in the process of getting the denims accredited to European health and security requirements and is putting them through a series of crash tests. Early variations were tethered to the bike, like Shahrivars denims, however more just recently, autonomous electronic air bags have been developed, which instead use high-tech sensing units to spot when the rider is about to fall. While airbag security is now obligatory in MotoGP and at this years Dakar Rally, airbags arent a legal requirement for road motorcyclists– however Franklin believes they are an important safety innovation.
His business Airbag Inside Sweden AB has actually designed a prototype pair of super-strong jeans that have hidden air bags inside the legs. The wearer tethers the denims to their bike and if they fall from the motorbike, the airbags are activated, filling with compressed air and reducing the impact on the lower body. While airbag protection is now compulsory in MotoGP and at this years Dakar Rally, air bags arent a legal requirement for road motorcyclists– but Franklin believes they are a crucial security innovation.