We youngsters don’t really care about falling and getting hurt, do we? We can just get up easily, dust ourselves off, and go on about our way. But have you ever thought about the elderly, who have much less control over their bodies and much more vulnerability to injury?
Data released by the World Health Organization shows that about 30% of the elderly over the age of 65 will fall more than once a year on average, and the older they get the more often they fall. Hip injuries, in particular, can be fatal for them and confine them to bed for the rest of their lives. And this is why the importance of this intelligent airbag belt that provides proactive protection cannot be stressed enough.
The general manager of S-AIRBAG, the manufacturer of this product, said that when the human body is about 0.3 seconds from standing to falling, the built-in sensors in the belt detect the imminent danger, and the airbag is automatically deployed within 0.08 seconds to protect the hip and pelvis. See its demonstration here-
Just imagine how little the children of these seniors will have to worry about their parents falling every other second. So many of the terrible complications caused by hip fractures can be prevented by using this practical innovation. When a person falls, this belt expands into a protective pad, wrapping the head and hips to protect them from major damages.
Aside from seniors, this product is also useful for patients with Parkinson’s disease or other movement-related disorders. One of the best examples of technology aiding human protection!
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