Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Osama Arshad DarSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeodar@seecs.edu.pk
1Obaid Ahmed SattiSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beeosatti@seecs.edu.pk
1Muhammad AbdullahSEECSUndergraduateFourth14beemabdullah@seecs.edu.pk

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: No
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need:

Idea Details

Idea Name: HIPE
Slogan: Your Health Comes First
Supervisor Name: Dr. Ahmad Salman
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: SEECS
Supervisor Department: Electrical
Contact number: 03000300633
Email ID: Ahmad.salman@seecs.edu.pk
Abstract:
    A special safety jacket designed for the elderly, having airbags which inflate on detecting a fall thus providing cushion and preventing serious fractures to hip, back and upper body bones.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Falling is the second leading cause of accidental deaths worldwide and is a major cause of personal injury, especially for the elderly. Almost 424,000 people die from falls each year and fracture surgeries cost over $65000 per patient.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture.Each year at least 300,000 older (60+) people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
How will the solution works
    We use the accelerometer sensors present in all smartphones. It would be kept in our trousers pocket and falls will be detected through different prediction techniques of machine learning. When a fall is detected a signal would go through to a micro controller. It would be interfaced with a smartphone and an inflator. The inflator would pinch a small sized Co2 cartridge which would release the Co2 gas at high pressure to inflate the airbag within the Jacket thus providing cushion to falls.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    At the moment only certain prototypes have been proposed.A belt is being designed which would only cover the hip bone while a mechanically triggered jacket is also under design for bikers to prevent injury if they fall. The prototypes presented either are too costly or too dangerous.
Status: Approved
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-29 (1113)