#1300: FallSpring

A friend of mine recently had a minor bike accident in which the small passenger in the child seat at the rear might have been hurt.

Fortunately, everyone was fine, but even when wearing a helmet and properly strapped in, there remains the danger that a child will automatically extend its hand(s) as the bike is toppling onto the ground.

Today’s invention is a springsteel band which is normally compressed at the back of a bike seat, as shown.

When a tilt switch is activated by the machine toppling, the band is released and forms a round spring, restrained at two points. This cushions the impact with the road and prevents any damage to extended hands.

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