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Vacuum Splint, Ski Apparel

Immobilize an injured limb at the push of a button.
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By wearing our vacuum splint, ski pants or ski jacket you are assured of quick self-splinting of a broken leg or arm with the least amount of pain. When a tumble on the slopes leads to a fracture, be prepared with the best possible support.

The Gore-Tex jacket and pants are lined with pockets of vinyl-coated nylon, molded around the extremities, but pliant enough for active skiing. When the casualty has adopted a position that causes the least pain, the correct button is pressed. A compact, battery-powered, vacuum pump evacuates the correct pockets, forming a snug, vacuum splint within two minutes.

Equip yourself with glamorous ski or baggy snowboarder, first aid fashion to prop up aching bones until qualified help arrives.

FarmerJohn, Dec 28 2002

Post deployment, a doodler's conception. http://bz.pair.com/fun/vacuum_splint.html
oooh, stylish. [33Kb image]. Yeah, so it's not a vacuum, exactly. [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       position of least pain may not be the best anatomically correct position?
po, Dec 28 2002

       po: As long as its only until you roll yourself down the mountain, it couldn't do that much harm. I think this would be fun just to play with.
notme, Dec 28 2002

       The use of traction by inexperienced first-aiders has been discouraged lately. Who else can judge the best temporary position?
FarmerJohn, Dec 28 2002

       Needs a Threshold-of-Pain Detector
thumbwax, Dec 28 2002

       ...and off goes 'wax to invent one....
Marassa, Dec 28 2002

       he can experiment on me all he likes - I trust the man
po, Dec 28 2002


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