Intelligent clothing designed specifically to protect seniors that weighs just 950g
What is Future Age?
At the same time, it automatically makes emergency calls to a series of pre-set phone numbers, such as those of a relative, for example, so that they can take action if necessary.
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Falls send more than 5 million seniors to emergency wards every year. Future Age has been designed to provide a wearable solution to this problem.
How it works
Future Age is worn like a normal vest. The system switches on as soon as the vest is put on, constantly monitoring the wearer’s movements and checking for fall situations. If a fall is verified, it sends the triggering signal to the airbag, which inflates in 100 milliseconds, protecting the wearer before they make contact with the ground.
What it protects
The areas protected are the head of the femur, the hips, backbone, shoulders and head. The device has been designed to protect the most critical areas which are most likely to be injured in a fall.
Automatic emergency call
Future Age automatically alerts the pre-set phone numbers using e-call, a system that links the device to the user’s smartphone to send the call. What’s more, the wearer is also geolocalised using GPS so that help can reach them as soon as possible.