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Dainese announces new stand-alone motorcycle airbag jacket

Dainese announces new stand-al...
Misano 1000 airbag jacket: Six sensors contained in the back-protector monitor the vectors affecting the body of the rider 800 times a second
Misano 1000 airbag jacket: Six sensors contained in the back-protector monitor the vectors affecting the body of the rider 800 times a second
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Completely independently operated, without the need of any sensor kit to be fitted to the motorcycle, the Misano 1000 contains the sensors, control electronics and a GPS unit in the back protector
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Completely independently operated, without the need of any sensor kit to be fitted to the motorcycle, the Misano 1000 contains the sensors, control electronics and a GPS unit in the back protector
The soon-to-be released Misano 1000 D-air leather jacket from Dainese is a full upper-body airbag system for motorcycle riders
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The soon-to-be released Misano 1000 D-air leather jacket from Dainese is a full upper-body airbag system for motorcycle riders
The six sensors contained in the back-protector monitor the vectors affecting the body of the rider 800 times a second
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The six sensors contained in the back-protector monitor the vectors affecting the body of the rider 800 times a second
Working in concert with back and chest-protectors, the Misano 1000 helps to protect the rider's collar bone, chest, and back in addition to reducing strain on the neck
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Working in concert with back and chest-protectors, the Misano 1000 helps to protect the rider's collar bone, chest, and back in addition to reducing strain on the neck
A patented 3D airbag with an inner micro-filament composition helps to dispense an even inflation of 50mm (2 in) over the entire surface of the unit
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A patented 3D airbag with an inner micro-filament composition helps to dispense an even inflation of 50mm (2 in) over the entire surface of the unit
The patented 3D airbag has an inner micro-filament composition that helps to dispense an even inflation of 50 mm over the entire surface of the unit
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The patented 3D airbag has an inner micro-filament composition that helps to dispense an even inflation of 50 mm over the entire surface of the unit
Working in concert with back and chest-protectors, the Misano 1000 helps to protect the rider's collar bone, chest, and back in addition to reducing strain on the neck
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Working in concert with back and chest-protectors, the Misano 1000 helps to protect the rider's collar bone, chest, and back in addition to reducing strain on the neck
The unit precisely ascertains when to launch the air-bag system as a result of frontal impacts, high-sides, and low, tumbling slides
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The unit precisely ascertains when to launch the air-bag system as a result of frontal impacts, high-sides, and low, tumbling slides
The Misano 1000 jacket will be available in two color schemes from November this year, slated to sell at €1499 (USD $1699)
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The Misano 1000 jacket will be available in two color schemes from November this year, slated to sell at €1499 (USD $1699)
An integrated ON/OFF switch is positioned in the closing flap of the jacket
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An integrated ON/OFF switch is positioned in the closing flap of the jacket
Misano 1000 airbag jacket: Six sensors contained in the back-protector monitor the vectors affecting the body of the rider 800 times a second
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Misano 1000 airbag jacket: Six sensors contained in the back-protector monitor the vectors affecting the body of the rider 800 times a second

Air bags for motorcyclists have been with us for a while now – some are triggered by wireless commands from the motorcycle and some, perhaps less reliably, by a rip-cord type arrangement that inflates the air bag as the rider parts company with the bike. Ideally, the smarts for the airbag should reside in the jacket itself, be independent of any external control system, and activate specifically in response to the forces the body of the rider is subject to. All of these elements are present in the soon-to-be released Misano 1000 D-air leather jacket from Dainese.

While the BMW-Alpinestars Tech-Air system has taken its design and configuration cues from world champions Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa and their experience on the race track, the Misano 1000 has taken advantage of real world, day-to-day incident data.

The name Misano 1000 is actually a reference to the fact that D-air units have deployed more than 1000 times on racing circuits and highways around the world, with data collected from each of these incidents used to hone the effectiveness of the triggering algorithms intrinsic to the brains of the system.

The unit precisely ascertains when to launch the air-bag system as a result of frontal impacts, high-sides, and low, tumbling slides
The unit precisely ascertains when to launch the air-bag system as a result of frontal impacts, high-sides, and low, tumbling slides

Completely independently operated, without the need of any sensor kit to be fitted to the motorcycle, the Misano 1000 contains the sensors, control electronics and a GPS unit in the back protector. Coupled to a patented 3D airbag with an inner micro-filament composition that helps to dispense an even inflation of 50 mm (2 in) over the entire surface of the unit, the six sensors contained in the back-protector monitor the vectors affecting the body of therider 800 times a second. In this way, the unit precisely ascertains when to launch the air-bag system as a result of frontal impacts, high-sides, and low, tumbling slides.

Working in concert with back and chest-protectors, the Misano 1000 helps to protect the rider's collar bone, chest, and back in addition to reducing strain on the neck. An integrated ON/OFF switch is located in the closing flap of the jacket and an LED on the right sleeve indicates the status of the unit for added safety.

The Misano 1000 D-air jacket will be available in two color schemes from November this year, slated to sell at €1499 (US$1699).

Source: Dainese

1 comment
Bob
This has to be one difficult project. How does the jacket know the difference between a bump, jump and slide? Then throw in how brutal acceleration and braking can be on a high performance motorcycle. Now throw in the sudden embrace by a jealous girlfriend. That last hazard nearly killed me a few years ago. I was riding through town with my girlfriend on the back with her arms wrapped around me. As we passed a girl in short shorts walking down the sidewalk, my head turned ever so slightly in that direction. The sudden unexpected rib cracking squeeze that I got from my disapproving girlfriend knocked the wind out of me and we nearly crashed into oncoming traffic. It might have been funny if it hadn't been such a close call.