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Tag: Safety

Green Footprint Concept Could Save Lives, or Just Be the Latest Blue Man Group Routine

Green Footprint Concept Could Save Lives, or Just Be the Latest Blue Man Group Routine
I can’t think of many worse places to be stuck than in the smoke-filled interior of a building on fire. Between the prospects of suffocating from smoke inhalation, and burning to death, it’s not a pretty thought.

FireFormula Extinguisher Makes Fighting Different Types of Fire Easier

FireFormula Extinguisher Makes Fighting Different Types of Fire Easier
I went through over five years of laboratory classes in college, and before the start of each course, we’d be given a comprehensive lecture on proper lab behavior, safety rules, and what to do in case of emergency.

MyRingGuard: Your Own Personal Emergency Button

MyRingGuard: Your Own Personal Emergency Button
I’ve always been curious to know if those emergency buttons hidden under the bank teller’s table actually exist. You know, like the ones that you see in those movies where the bank robbers eventually get caught while still inside the bank because at least one of the bank’s personnel managed to push that silent distress button.

The “World’s Safest Electric Vehicle” Has Air Bags on the Outside

The “World’s Safest Electric Vehicle” Has Air Bags on the Outside
Parents and teachers have taught us at a young age not to “judge a book by its cover” because sometimes, it’s what’s on the inside that counts – and this doesn’t just apply to people or actual books, either.

“Who Is Out There?” Peephole Periscope Lets Kids See What’s on the Other Side of the Door

“Who Is Out There?” Peephole Periscope Lets Kids See What’s on the Other Side of the Door
When I was a kid, and barely three feet tall, I remember answering the door once (it was the pizza delivery guy) and getting a long sermon from my mom after that. It wasn’t because I gobbled a slice down before she told me we didn’t order the pizza; it also wasn’t because she was the one who had to go tell our neighbors that we got their pizza (and that I ate a slice) by mistake.

SteriPEN Freedom UV Water Purifier: Get Water Clean with USB Power

SteriPEN Freedom UV Water Purifier: Get Water Clean with USB Power
If you’re out camping, the SteriPEN might not be the best water purifying solution, but it sure is nice to have it in your pack if you haven’t got anything else. It can basically replace a Brita filter and help deal with some contaminants, ensuring that the water you are about to drink is clean.

Protect Yourself, Safeguard Your Neighborhood with the City Scars Crime-stopping App

Protect Yourself, Safeguard Your Neighborhood with the City Scars Crime-stopping App
How many times have you heard of stories that involved thieves or rapists involving people you know or victims who live around your neighborhood and thought: Hey, that could’ve been me if I had gone home ten minutes later.

Revolights Turn Your Bike Tires into Lights

Revolights Turn Your Bike Tires into Lights
I’ve seen a number of products which let you turn your bike wheels and spokes into a source of illumination, but I have to say that the Revolights are the best idea I’ve seen yet. Not only do they make your bike look almost as cool as a TRON lightcycle, but they actually help illuminate the road – possibly better than conventional headlights.

Tsunami Escape Capsule Looks Like a Giant Hamster Ball for People

Tsunami Escape Capsule Looks Like a Giant Hamster Ball for People
A long time ago, I had a hamster that would run around the house in one of those little clear balls. I also had a Jack Russell Terrier that hated that hamster. The dog would wait until no one was watching and then smack that ball around hard enough to stick that poor hamster to the side of the ball as it rolled away.

BMW Uses Lasers to Make Your Left Turn Safer

BMW Uses Lasers to Make Your Left Turn Safer
When it comes to driving, some people just aren’t that good at it. They pull out in front of other drivers and just make a nuisance of themselves. BMW has some new tech in its 5-series cars that is very cool and uses lasers.

Angel’s Halo Bicycle Helmet Looks Dumb, Ironically Keeps You from Going to Heaven Prematurely

Angel’s Halo Bicycle Helmet Looks Dumb, Ironically Keeps You from Going to Heaven Prematurely
Why is it that so many of the things with life-saving potential look so silly? Take, for instance, this bicycle helmet that lights up like a halo. The Angel Bicycle Helmet not only protects your noggin from injury with its polycarbonate shell, it’s got a 360-degree ring of LED and fiber-optic encircling your head.

Blink Bike Helmet Perfect for Tron

Blink Bike Helmet Perfect for Tron
When it comes to riding a bike around town or on the highway, the rider has to be aware of the cars zooming around. Often the drivers in those cars are oblivious to anything in their path that isn’t as large as they are.

Longreach Buoyancy Deployment System: Shoot at Victims to Save Them

Longreach Buoyancy Deployment System: Shoot at Victims to Save Them
One of the finalists in the 2010 James Dyson Awards, the Longreach Buoyancy System by Samuel Adeloju makes being a lifeguard a hundred times cooler. It’s essentially a bazooka that shoots an expanding buoyancy device. Of course there’s also the life-saving aspect – using Longreach, a (skilled) user can launch a buoyancy device to a distance of almost 500 ft.

U.S. Army to Deploy Individual Gunshot Detectors with Soldiers

U.S. Army to Deploy Individual Gunshot Detectors with Soldiers
If you live in an area where people hunt during different times of the year, you know how hard it can be to tell which direction a gunshot comes from. If you are outside for a walk and hear a gunshot it might be nothing more than a curiosity for you and knowing where it came from isn’t that big of a deal.

SawStop Does Its Best to Not Cut Your Finger Off

SawStop Does Its Best to Not Cut Your Finger Off
If you’ve ever used a table saw, you’ve probably had the horrific image of your fingers going flying off if you slip. The incredible SawStop system uses capacitive sensors to detect when you accidentally touch the deadly spinning blade with your flesh.

Emily the Robot Lifeguard: Baywatch 2.0

Emily the Robot Lifeguard: Baywatch 2.0
A sonar-equipped remote-controlled buoy called EMILY (EMergency Integrated Lifesaving lanYard) might someday replace human lifeguards. For now, EMILYs are being used only in Zuma Beach in Malibu, California, but they’ll be watching over 25 more beaches by December.