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Reenvision hip protector technology by combining materials and designs from motorcycle protective gear and abdomen shaping Spanx shorts.

Reenvision hip protector technology by combining materials and designs from motorcycle protective gear and abdomen shaping Spanx shorts.

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Spencer commented on MotoSpanx

Good thoughts. I am reminded of a documentary on aviation disasters which indicates that often the "big" incident is preceded by similar "near-misses" which could have alerted authorities to a looming problem. I wonder how many broken hips are preceded by "near-misses" vs totally "out of the blue" incidents.

I was thinking that it would be cool if your sensors could be combined/integrated with my MotoSpanx idea. Washability might be a problem though. Thoughts?

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Spencer commented on MotoSpanx

Mariah had also pointed out the case of fractures from standing-stress. I don't think my idea can help in that situation, but I was thinking that some of the other ideas given in the Challenge could be incorporated into the clothing. For example, one could have an accelerometer device that beeps a warning if it exceeds a threshold, or even dials 911 if it detects a fall. Something that would be really cool would be some incorporated device that could detect the degree of existing osteoporosis and show a readout of that. Micro x-ray machine?? :-O. For instance, here is one other idea that could be incorporated: Reducing the incidence of falls through wearable sensor assessment