Japanese Company Creates Wearable Airbag to Break Elderly Falls

A Japanese company has manufactured an airbag senior citizens can wear, which will pop out if they fall, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday.

The airbag, which weighs a little more than 2 pounds, looks like a fanny pack, however, it will inflate in one-tenth of a second. Sensors detect if the person has fallen.

Once inflated, the bag contains a total of 8 gallons of gas.

The airbag will protect the back of the head and the buttocks.

The company, Prop, is based in Tokyo. Prop will sell the product for $1,685.

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