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Automated Post Accident Airbag Deactivator

Reduce risk to emergency personnel by automatically deactivating all airbags after the accident
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Saw a show the other day about problems emergency personnel have at the scene of an accident, especially now that cars have many airbags that can shoot from multiple directions. In any given accident, not all of these airbags fire, but they still can just as the EMT is working on the people.

Possible techniques to use would be:

1) One of the airbags has fired and a given amount of time has passed (i.e. a minute or two)
2) Unusual motion (i.e. gyroscopically detected rollover) following by a stop
3) Radio controlled by EMT.

theircompetitor, Jan 09 2004

Airbag Disarmer http://www.halfbake...a/Airbag_20Disarmer
System for disarming airbags post impact [oneoffdave, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Who's to say that the device mechanism for deflating the bags hasn't been damaged. I suggest using a knife
v0rtexx, Jan 09 2004

       //Airbar Deactivator//
Thought this idea was about closing down drinking on airlines.
Klaatu, Jan 09 2004

       There are a number of bag restraint devices on the market. See also the annotations to this idea [link]
oneoffdave, Jan 09 2004

       thanks, Klaatu, fixed. Heaven forbid.   

       v0rtexx:the whole airbag can be damaged, too, but we put them in.   

       oneoffdave: thanks and certainly my idea is along the same lines. I was wondering though if this can be safely automated.
theircompetitor, Jan 09 2004

       //Horribly injured. Sudden deflation of this cushion of an airbag-->laying sidways on jagged edges of sort. Hurry up with the jaws of life. //   

       An inflated airbag does not stay inflated. It already deflates after the initial impact. This is why airbags will not protect you from secondary impacts.
GenYus, Jan 09 2004

       We're talking of course about the yet to be deployed airbags that occasionally deploy later. But you already knew that.
theircompetitor, Jan 09 2004

       As discussed in the other idea, the real problem will be making a system robust enough to withstand a major impact and still work.
oneoffdave, Jan 09 2004


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