HOW IT WORKS
It is a wearable airbag system for equestrian use.
In case of fall it automatically inflates to protect the most important body areas
The mechanical triggering system is a physical length calibrated cable which always detects the distance between the rider and horse.
The simple mechanical solutions works always and they are very friendly use.
The “uncertain accident conditions” are detected as potential dangerous situations and the airbag system is automatically activated.
It’s very important that the airbag system is activated in all situations, because the trauma are independents from the falling way but from the obstacle which the rider hurts.
If no impact occurs, the riders can recharge his airbag system without special assistance (after simple check list).
The operation is cheap and mistake free
The accident is not an instantaneous event but it is a sequence of several events measured in milliseconds
- It is inflated in 80/85 milliseconds and it is completely open before the impact
- It remains inflated for 30 second at least to protect the rider during the incoming impact or later impacts.
- Than it automatically deflates
EQUAIRBAG has the double CERTIFICATION
PROTECTIVE AIRBAG SYSTEM (EN1621/4)
APPROVAL FOR EQUESTRIAN USE
Airbag system are divided in 2 categories: EN1621/4 certificated (and protective) and not certificated.
Since 2013, the only European Standard to test airbag system is EN1621/4:2013 (for motorcyclist use). EN1621/4 certificated airbag system shall be labelled with the relevant pictogram which grant the safety features to the customers. In case of Equestrian use the APPROVED FOR EQUESTRIAN USE shall be indicated
In order to avoid that each airbag system manufacturers test in independent way, there is a new unique European standard called EN1621/4:2013 “Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact-Part 4: Inflatable Motorcyclists' protectors-Requirements and test methods”. In the European Standard are described very severe tests to be performed in order to verify that the airbag is a Personal Protective Equipment for motorcyclists. Example of some of the test to be performed:
innocuousness of the airbag
test of mechanical triggering system which shall recognize all different accident configuration
tests on the airbag system reliability: it shall be always ready to work in every impact condition
duration of airbag protection
test of the airbag system deflating
ergonomic test in activated and not activated status
test of the restraint system airbags to the body
EQUIAIRBAG® fulfils all the tests and it is Certified EN1621/4:2013 as airbag for motorcyclists Level 2 The results of impact tests on EQUIAIRBAG® show that the transmitted force for the back airbag system is only 1,4 kN and 0,8 kN for the frontal airbag.
THESE TESTS ARE PERFORMED WITHOUT ADDITIONAL RIGID PROTECTORS
The aim of the test is to evaluate the impact attenuation. An iron kerbstone falling mass hits the protector with a 50J of energy.
Under the protector a loading cell measures the residual force transmitted through the protector, measured in kN.
Protectors with a very low transmitted force are the best