Monday, September 29, 2014

Healthcare startup devises unusual solution to senior fall risk: Wearable airbag

Sometimes you just cannot believe what you read.

Healthcare startup devises unusual solution to senior fall risk: Wearable airbag

Early stage healthcare startup ActiveProtective thinks it has developed a way to better protect patients, if not prevent them from falling. It’s a wearable airbag. Dr. Robert Buckman, a former trauma surgeon at Temple University Hospital and St Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, is the CTO for ActiveProtective. He invented a micro airbag designed to be worn around the waist that deploys to cushion the user’s fall.

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