Wearable airbag protects the hips of the elderly

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Airbags have been protecting car drivers and passengers in dangerous collisions since the late 1980's and we have recently seen a number of products which adapt the technology to protect those outside the car too. From the Hovding — a wearable airbag for cyclists in Sweden — to the Volvo V40 — which features an external airbag to shield pedestrians, companies worldwide are protecting a variety of at-risk consumers. Perhaps most interestingly, sports apparel brand Dainese in Italy have been modifying airbag technology for each of their products — creating concentrated protection for the areas of the body most at…

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