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Dogproof trousers with airbag

For pain free pet ownership.
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Any man who owns a dog will testify that few agonies in life compare to that experienced when your beloved pooch, in his playful way, hits you in the crotch with both front feet when you are sitting in, for instance, a low armchair. Even a modestly sized dog, given a decent run up, can bring tears to the eyes and a squeak to the voice, and possibly even compromising your ability to propagate the species on a temporary or even permanent basis.

To this end, BorgCp have designed Dog Safety Trousers. Indistinguishable from ordinary trousers, they have a small low-pressure airbag conceled in the crotch - sufficient to absorb the impact of Fido's paws. The triggering mechanism is an ultrasonic dopper detector, tuned to fire the cartridge only in the event of imminent high-speed impacts.

Due acknowledgement is given to prior art on the 1/2B but we consider that this idea is sufficiently new, innovative and above all useful to merit its own posting.

8th of 7, Oct 29 2002

Personal Airbag http://www.halfbake...alAirbag#1004954312
Another airbag idea [8th of 7, Oct 17 2004]

Airbags in clothing http://www.halfbake...m)_20for_20Clothing
Similar [8th of 7, Oct 17 2004]

Safety Trousers http://www.halfbake...a/Safety_20Trousers
A good idea, but possibly not too comfortable. [8th of 7, Oct 17 2004]

Personal Airbag http://www.halfbake...bag.html#1004954312
Another airbag idea [8th of 7, Oct 21 2004]


       [Bliss], have you ever been hit by a dog in this way ? It's agony, we assure you.
8th of 7, Oct 29 2002

       could have sworn this was a DeGroof idea for some reason.
po, Oct 29 2002

       [Waugs], he gets excited when playing "fetch", what can we say ? It's not deliberate. There is an absence of malice in his actions. Unlike cats .........
8th of 7, Oct 29 2002

       Hm. Trading the mutt in for a cat would be a solution to this problem.
Nick@Nite, Oct 29 2002

       N@N, no it wouldn't, cats have a habit of leaping onto that region while one is in repose. Either that or they love to lie on your lap, stretch out and start kneading with their claws.   

       Raising the knee at the appropriate moment can fend off the pooch attack with no ill effects to either first, second or third parties.   

       Neither of these compares to the momentum needing to be absorbed from the head of a joyful loving toddler at full tilt, welcoming Daddy home after a wearisome day at the halfbakery. Croissant if it can protect from that one.
egbert, Oct 31 2002

       Jeez, use a cup, fer gawd's sake.   

       (And I first read this as "degroof trousers with airbag", a much more interesting concept.)
DrCurry, Nov 01 2002

       you thought you could slip that one in unnoticed [UB] ? think again...
po, Nov 01 2002

       Chris Morris baked a manually-activated version of these trousers on the Brass Eye Special (although used for evil, not personal protection).
friendlyfire, Nov 02 2002


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