Inventor Unveils Airbag Jeans To Protect Motorcyclists In Crashes

A designer of safety equipment for motorcyclists has unveiled his latest invention: Jeans fitted with airbags to prevent leg injuries in crashes. Moses Shahrivar, who has been designing motorcycle safety jeans since partnering with Harvley-Davidson 16 years ago, said his latest invention uses technology similar to airbag-equipped vests that are currently on the market for protecting a rider’s chest, back and neck in a crash. The jeans are tethered to the rider’s motorcycle, and when the tether is pulled airbags deploy up and down the wearer’s legs to cushion an impact. The jeans are expected to hit the market in 2022.