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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:39 PM

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."

More: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/10/15/smart-e-pants-underwear-deliver-electric-shocks-to-comatose-patients-to-prevent-bed-sores/

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LiberalEsto Oct 2012 OP
OriginalGeek Oct 2012 #1
LiberalEsto Oct 2012 #8
OriginalGeek Oct 2012 #9
ashling Oct 2012 #2
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #3
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #4
Taverner Oct 2012 #5
A Simple Game Oct 2012 #6
LiberalEsto Oct 2012 #7

Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:59 PM

1. Ok but

do I have to be comatose?

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:17 PM

8. For you, a special exemption

I also suspect one of the stores in LynnSin's Asian shopping directory stocks contraband Shocky Jockeys.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:55 PM

9. Nooooooo, I'm not trusting my nards to cheap Chinese knock-offs!

American Union-made taint-tinglers only please.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:08 PM

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!

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Response to ashling (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:18 PM

3. Give Romney Cliff Claven's aversion therapy...






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Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:25 PM

4. Does rMoney know about this "magic underwear" thing?

 

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Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:30 PM

5. I could see the fundie xian crowd really using these

 

As in, you get an erection you get a shock...

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Response to LiberalEsto (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:44 PM

6. I heard the big problem with these is all the

laundry workers getting electrocuted while washing them.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:14 PM

7. Dry cleaning

Either dry-cleaning, or don't allow them to be taken off.

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