People's Airbag

Tokyo-based company - Prop - presents a new kind of safety gadget for the people who are prone to get injured - being old or have some disability or special kind of disorder like epilepsy - at H.C.R Exhibition in Japan. The device is strapped around the body - with 2 pockets of airbags behind the head and hips - and inflates in less than a second if it detects accelaration towards ground. Due to large elderly population in Japan, this new designed airbag could provide more physical independent and secure life for such people and that would be a kind of relief for their relatives. But it doesn't support old if falling forward, and that is a big problem. And the question that comes to my mind is that, what if preventing falling down and keeping old (wo)man standing straight?!

VIA [ bbcNews ]

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