Helite was born in 2002 in Dijon (France), from the desire of Gérard Thevenot, our founder. A French engineer specialising in fluid mechanics and a passionate fan of light aeronautics (ULM, hang gliding, paramotor), he wanted to create personal protective equipment for high-risk sports, to offer everyone airbags adapted to their needs and their practice: motorbike, horse riding and cycling. The high accident rate in these sports led to a search for protective solutions for motorbike riders. The first patent was filed for personal protection airbags.
As airbag technology applies to all risk activities, HELITE has become an expert in developing personal protection systems. From the idea to the design of an airbag, a long process and many skills are involved. In this sense, our technology is always validated by numerous prototypes and crash tests.
Our airbags are already used in various fields, such as motorcycling, horse riding, cycling, health, aeronautics, and industrial work, and are also very popular in top-level sports.
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