uPants is composed by 3 element:
- a pair of energy absorbing and breathable hip protectors;
- a pair of anti-bacterial and breathable pants;
- a Bluetooth motion sensor.
The first 2 elements offer passive protection against a fall, almost canceling the risk of a post-fall femur fracture. The pants-protectors system has been designed to offer the maximum comfort and hygiene standards. The pants can be "closed" (standard boxers) or "open" (like a diaper).
The motion sensor is meant to analyze the user's movements patterns in order to detect if a fall is close to come. In case the movements patterns are predicting a possible fall (unstable walking, slow reaction time, etc) a notification message is sent (through a mobile phone) to a list of contacts.
In case of a fall, the motion sensor sends an help message to a list of contacts and calls an ambulance.