Hip Protectors for the Elderly

Hip protectors are specially designed garments fitted with plastic shields or foam pads over both sides of the hip to protect the wearer from hip fracture during a fall. The role of hip protector is much the same as that of seatbelt, lifejacket, helmet etc. They don’t prevent accidents, but may reduce the risk of  …

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Hip protecting airbags

Hip’Air - a hip protector by Helite

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on 7 January, French company Helite launched Hip’Air, a safety product for the elderly. Hip’Air, a hip protecting airbag, is designed to prevent hip fractures. It is a wearable belt with a sensor and two airbags. Within 80 milliseconds of detecting the wearer is about to fall, the airbags …

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