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Airbags For the Elderly

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the I've-fallen-and-bounced-back-up dept.

Idle 3

Prop, a Japanese company, has come up with a novel way of protecting the elderly from sudden slips and falls: airbags. The airbags inflate with 15 litres of compressed air in 0.1 seconds if an electric sensor detects a sudden movement towards the ground. However, the airbags only work if you fall backwards, so pushing grandma down the stairs for the inheritance should still work.

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3 comments

airbags (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25154913)

you did say you wanted your grandparent blown up right?

Nothing special (2, Funny)

Nasajin (967925) | more than 5 years ago | (#25157237)

My elderly relatives don't need technology to released 15 litres of compressed anything in 0.1 seconds. Hell, I bet they could do it even quicker.

Pak chooie unf (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25182595)

Oh, good. It won't interfere with protecting Grandma from the terrible secret of space.

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