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A high-tech personal airbag can save you from hip fractures

A high-tech personal airbag can save you from hip fractures
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Airbags aren't just for cars anymore. There's a new one that can help protect you from hip fractures wherever you are.

The airbag looks a lot like a big belt that you can wear around your waist. It has motion detectors that will set off the airbags if it notices you're falling. That way, the cushions can break the fall and help you avoid a broken hip.

The technology isn't available yet, but it's on its way. ActiveProtective has prototypes ready and is going to show them off to the world soon.

The company is planning to present its technology, currently in prototype stage, at the TEDMED conference happening simultaneously in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco next month.

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The personal airbag wraps around your waist and will cover your hips if it detects you falling.

This sounds like a great investment for elderly folks that are worried about getting a serious injury from a fall. It could also be a great gift for your parent.

Until this airbag is available, you might want to invest in an emergency phone for your elderly parent in case they need to call for help after a fall. I've got the perfect emergency phone in my store, and it's 25% off right now!

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Source: Medgadget
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