Hip Protection

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Hip Protection

When Eskaton residents and care partners identified the hip as the part of the body most vulnerable to falls, Eskaton formed a partnership with start-up company, Tango, to develop and test a wearable hip protection device still early in its design phase. Now commercially available, the Tango Belt is designed to sense a fall, deploy airbags around the hips, and send an alert to a designated person. Residents who wear the belt report that their fear of falling has reduced by 65%, and 72% say they feel more confident doing everyday activities such as walking the dog, exercising, and navigating their communities.

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