Press Clips from 2016

June 4, 2016

The San Diego Union Tribune

UCSD students create products for senior citizens

While demonstrating a safety device for older consumers, college student Gabriel Frischer rattled off a few statistics, including the average number of elderly people treated in emergency rooms each year after being injured in a fall. The answer: 2.5 million. "I'm one of them," said Jody Evenson , 87, before donning a contraption made of nylon straps, air bladders and foam padding. According to its creators, the AirSave impact protection system is designed to sense when the wearer is falling and will inflate suddenly before the person hits the ground. Full Story