Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:39 PM
LiberalEsto (19,694 posts)
Breaking underwear news!
I'm shocked, shocked I tell ya. Electric underpants.
What I want to know is how many of you in The lounge have already ordered them? - LibE
"Smart e-Pants’ underwear deliver electric shocks to comatose patients to prevent bed sores"
By Alok Jha, The Guardian
Monday, October 15, 2012 13:01 EDT
"Scientists have developed underwear with built-in electrodes that deliver small electric shocks to combat bed sores in patients who are in a coma or who have injuries that have immobilised them.
At the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in New Orleans on Monday, they reported results from a trial of the “Smart-e-Pants” system, a way to reduce the incidence and costs of treating bed sores – also known as pressure ulcers – by electrically stimulating the buttock muscles of patients.
Sean Dukelow of the department of clinical neuroscience at the University of Calgary in Canada, who led the study, said the pants worked so well in the small trial that none of the patients involved got pressure ulcers for the month of the experiment. “Most of them wanted to keep the device after they were done,” he said.
Bed sores can be a devastating consequence for people already immobilised as a result of disease or accidental spinal injury. These often large, open wounds can take months to heal and, in extreme cases, can kill. Superman actor Christopher Reeve died as a result of an infected bed sore."
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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:08 PM
ashling (21,444 posts)
2. Reward to DUer to break in to Romney's room be4 debate & xchange these for his magic underwear
ok, so there's no reward, but you get to use the remote control at the debate....he's talking out of his ass anyway!