AIRBAG HIP PROTECTION FOR
Discover our new wearable airbag solution to protect seniors against hip fractures.
A New mission for helite
USE AIRBAG TECHNOLOGY TO PREVENT AND PROTECT OLDER ADULTS AGAINST HIP FRACTURES
Each year wolrdwide, a massive number of elderies fall down and break their hips. The consequences are dreadful for their health and generate tremendous medical expenses.
How DOES it work ?
AN AIRBAG SYSTEM ABLE TO DETECT FALL AND PROTECT THE HIPS.
For 10 years, our engineers have been working on developing the best solution for older adults and thus reducing hip fractures when they fall down.
A complex electronic system analyses people motion in context :
When a fall is detected, both airbags deploy automatically over the hip before ground impact and ensure an OPTIMAL PROTECTION.
Sensors and algorithm
A COMPLEX ALGORITHM ANALYSES MOTION AND FALL IN CONTEXT
Our engineering team has elaborated a sophisticated algorithm able to measure and analyse, more than 1000 times per second, the motion and fall in progress.
The system uses different types of sensors, such as gyroscopes and accelerometers, to calculate motion in context and determine if the person is walking normally or falling.
Hip’Air ensures a perfect protection before ground impact : the algorythm will detect the falls in 200 ms (0,2 second) and the airbag will inflate in 80ms (0,08 seconds).
AN OPTIMAL PROTECTION IN 4 STEPS
Which level of protection ?
HIP'AIR REDUCES CONSIDERABLY IMPACT FORCE
Tests that we made in collaboration with CRITT SL laboratory, have shown that Hip’Air reduces about 90% the impact force and thus permits to avoid hip fractures.
Hip’Air's shock absorption is 9 times better than a standard hip protector.
THE FIRST AIRBAG BELT WHICH PROTECTS EFFICIENTLY SENIORS' HIPS WHEN THEY FALL DOWN.
The system is integrated into an aesthetic and comfortable belt which fits perfectly over the hips to ensure a total freedom of movement.
3 adjustable sizes : S, M, L
Perfect fit above the hips
Light, soft, and fexible
Weight: 1 kg
Cover in Nylon washable
OPTIMAL AIRBAG PROTECTION
2 lateral airbags
1 gas generator
1 electronic fall detection
LONG LIFE BATTERY
A red LED and sound indicate that battery is low
Simple ON/OFF system :
ON : when the belt is closed
OFF : when the belt is opened
Convenient : can be used everywhere.
Test and certification
Hip’Air is currently tested in home cares in Burgundy in France.
Test lead and approved by
Hip'Air is CE certified as a Personnal Protective Equipment.