A system, which offers almost all persons at risk of falling effective protection against most serious effects of injuries in the personal, commercial and public space of society, has been developed as an answer to this apparent “vacuum”.
By reason of the humanitarian and economic relevance the purpose and objective of the research are without any doubt in the public interest:
It is the objective of the research to promptly develop a generally accepted protection and rescue system with reasonable effort for serial production for the protection of all users and for the reduction of enormous injury costs, to check it for effectiveness and functional safety and to offer it to license holders for the worldwide production and marketing.
In order to be able to estimate the dimension of the possible prevention, not only for accident insurance companies, the following research hypotheses are to be assumed:
a) The system specifics published in December 2014 are not based on a questionable hypothesis, but on a natural principle that has survived more than 100 million years of evolution down to the present day.
b) In the meantime, its protective effect for falling pedestrians has been proven by means of simple functional prototypes (documented on video) in the framework of several fall simulations and, based on that, the system function could be demonstrated in a computer animation for different scenarios (elderly person, motorcyclist, workman).
c) The user-suitable (see below) realization poses a challenge manageable in terms of time and expense. Physical technical barriers, which could also question the acceptance by future users, are currently not recognizable.
d) If only 5% of the 13.4 million persons mentioned above, thus 670,000, escape serious effects of injuries or accidental death, statutory and private cost-bearers as well as accident and pension insurances would be relived from enormous health care and consequential costs:
For average case costs of more than € 12,000 in 2012, the cost relief through 100 avoided skull, femoral neck, pelvic and vertebral fractures would amount to € 1.2 million.
For 670,000 avoided most serious, often life-threatening, injuries a cost reduction of more than €8.04 billion is to be anticipated nationwide.
e) For this, protective clothing of different sizes in modern fashionable design would need to be obtained in the private environment, but in particular in clinics and care homes, which would have to be worn consistently and if needed in a controlled way by risk patients for their own safety.
Produced in high volumes, a piece price of approx. € 2000 is to be assumed.
Approx. 1/4 = 3,35 million of 13.4 million permanent fall-prone persons across Germany should be supplied by such a protective system according to an investment volume of approx. € 6,7 billions within 5 years.