[CES 2018] Helite’s wearable Airbag Protecting Old People from Hip Fractures


Helite introduced a wearable airbag to protect old people from hip fractures at ‘CES 2018 Unveiled’ in 7th of January in Las Vegas, United States.

Every year, a large number of elderly people around the world are fatally wounded due to hip fractures. People who die within one year of fractures of the hip are 23 percent of the age of 55 or older. To solve this social problem, Helite has developed an airbag that can be worn all the time. Working with CRITT SL laboratories, many tests were found to reduce its falling impact by 90 %.

The airbag is composed of two side airbags, a gas inflator, and an electronic drop detection device with adjustable waist size for its perfect fit. It is also user-friendly with a battery that can be used for 15 days on a single charge.

CES, the world’s largest IT exhibition, is an exhibition of trends in the global consumer electronics industry, held annually in January by the American Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Aving News reported the most issues of CES, MWC, and IFA, which are world’s top three tech exhibitions, during last 11 years. It is sending special reporters to CES for this year as well; reporting major issues in the world market and introduce Korea’s major companies all over the world.