A belt with AIRBAGS that predict when someone is about to fall and inflate in 80 milliseconds could be a life-saver for the elderly



A belt with airbags that inflate as soon as it senses the wearer is about to fall could reduce the chance of elderly people breaking their hips.  
The $790 belt (UK price to be confirmed) is equipped with two airbags that inflate above the hips to absorb impact - and they take just 80 milliseconds to blow up, designers say.
The company claims the device absorbs 90 per cent of the impact of a fall and unlike most hip protection pads it anticipates a fall rather than cushioning impact.
Last year a study found old people who break their hip face nearly three times the danger of dying in the... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail
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