This is why I love design.
Swedish industrial designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin began their masters thesis 7 years ago and have since redefined common perceptions of safety and style, particularly for cyclists by giving birth to Hovding, the invisible helmet. A bicycle helmet that functions much like an automobile airbag despite resembling a stylish scarf. These wonders are real and can be purchased here.
IDEO designer and recent MFA grad Michael Harboun has created Trancendz; a pair of augmented reality glasses that influence the decisions and choices we make in our everyday lives, with the aim of making us all better people. The video is a bit lengthy, fortunatelyFastCo Design has done a fantastic article on the project.