WHAT IS HIP-AIR, THE NEW HIP PROTECTOR? WHY IT WILL IMPROVE SENIORS' LIFE?
Hip-Air is the new airbag protector developped by Helite specially designed for seniors to prevent hip fractures. Helite has been working on this product for over 10 years recording data on seniors movements and falls. And it will be available soon in New Zealand with Helite Oceania.
The airbag is implemented in a belt and it will inflate as soon as a fall is detected. It is barely noticeable and is as easy to use as an ON/OFF button. It can be reuse as many time as we want, all it takes is to replace the CO2 cartridge, which takes only a couple minutes.
Hip Fractures can be fatal for older people, not right after the fall, but only because after a hip fracture, we usually lose our autonomy much faster than before the fracture.