Fall injuries among older adults are a public health crisis. According to the CDC, more than 800,000 seniors are hospitalized each year due to fall injuries. In 2015, the total cost of fall injuries was more than $50 billion.
Jay Davenport, M.D , a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, has designed a wearable tech solution--a “smart” vest--that will reduce the risk of injury from falls.
The SAF-T VEST, by Davenport SAF-T Systems, will help seniors avoid fall injuries and remain independent and physically active for longer and later in life.
That's why our three-person start-up has already invested more than $30,000 of our own money and thousands of hours to further develop our concept and protect our idea.
The SAF-T VEST is a lightweight, personal airbag system that provides 360-degree fall protection. This comfortable vest is equipped with tiny sensors detect an unrecoverable fall in progress. The airbags inflate in a fraction of a second to absorb the impact of the fall. Fracture-prone areas of the body including the hips, back, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck and head are protected as the airbags quickly deflate.
Potential investors love our solution, but they want to see more. They want to see prototypes. So do we! Our partners at Caztek Engineering are ready to build 1st generation prototypes that will demonstrate the incredible potential of the SAF-T VEST.
This is where you come in.
With our Stand Up For Fall Protection campaign, you can help us take the next step . In our first-ever "Friends and Family" round of funding, we must raise $5,000. Every dollar raised will support our prototyping and U.S. patent application. To stay on track, we need to reach our goal by Jan 31, 2020.
Any amount will help us, and will be forever appreciated!
Seat belts and airbags have dramatically reduced injuries in auto crashes. We wear helmets when bicycling and personal flotation devices on watercraft. Now it's time to take the next big step in personal injury protection.
The SAF-T VEST will fundamentally change the experience of millions of people in their golden years.
Help us take this next step. Help us Stand Up For Fall Protection. Thank You!
- Dick Senese
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- Chris Geissler
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