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Clever First Aid Blanket That Helps To Save Lives
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Clever First Aid Blanket That Helps To Save Lives

Everybody should know basic First Aid, but few people actually do. Sure we’ve all seen people being resuscitated in movies, but would you actually know what to do in real life? Well, while this First Aid Blanket won’t compensate for proper First Aid training, it might still help you to save somebody’s life.

Designed by Zhejiang University, China, the blanket, which won the prestigious Red Dot Award for conceptual design in 2014, is specifically designed to assist in cases of drowning. From how to unblock airways and check for circulation to how to correctly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), it’s full of useful information that even a person without knowledge of First Aid can follow. The instructions are clearly printed alongside simple diagrams to help you provide basic assistance to somebody in need until paramedics arrive on the scene.

More info: Ippinka | Red Dot Award (h/t: designyoutrust)

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Quite an interesting concept. Would be great to see if it actually proves helpful or would rather confuse people. But definitely worth a try.

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

Would be great to see?? Uhm NO.... how about taking a CPR class... it could save a life and save you from a lawsuit.

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Luis Milian
Community Member
5 years ago

its great for those with no experience on First Aid, but it can also waste time when in need of life and death situations.

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree. I work in a hospital, I would NOT want anyone who didn't know First Aid to be practicing on me for their first time. You can do more damage than good if you don't know what you're doing.

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Hope Pettibone
Community Member
5 years ago

Hey Negative Nelly's don't you all think that trying to do SOMETHING is better than doing nothing? A: No one would be "practicing" on me they are trying to save my life and B: Good Samaritan laws prevent a person from being sued for just this reason! I mean come on would you want someone to stand there and watch you or someone you love die because they might get sued?

Tuomas Silverang
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi everyone, happy to see first aid getting attention! Just FYI, with Aid One we got awarded the BraunPrize back in 2012 for a similar concept - the Aid One cover. We've also addressed some usability issues that've been mentioned in the comments: 1) not placing the victim on the blanket and 2) a universal size. The Aid One cover is now a CE-marked medical device so if you are interested go have a look: www.aid-one.net/en ! // Tuomas, Co-founder

Julie Evans
Community Member
5 years ago

Getting a person in distress (heart failure), or even a limp or heavyweight person would be a struggle to get on that mat. CPR CLASSES.

dougdoug
Community Member
5 years ago

so have them next to for crying out loud, the picture just demonstrates how it can be used not its only use. the important part is that it shows basic information to save someones life.

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John Herten
Community Member
5 years ago

I think that this item should be a required article for a reasonable sized First Aid Kit

Kopitiam English
Community Member
5 years ago

This is one thoughtful invention,but, to carry it around just in case disaster strikes,I guess it wouldn't be that practical. For me, the best way is still to learn CPR and be ready for any emergencies....This invention would be great to teach first timers,teens or kids about CPR....

Misty Pal
Community Member
5 years ago

such a great idea

Tuomas Silverang
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi everyone, happy to see first aid getting attention! Just FYI, with Aid One we got awarded the BraunPrize back in 2012 for a similar concept - the Aid One cover. We've also addressed some usability issues like not placing the victim on the blanket and a non-universal size. The Aid One cover is now a CE-marked medical device so if you are interested go have a look: www.aid-one.net/en ! // Tuomas, Co-founder at Aid One

Phillipe Knippel
Community Member
5 years ago

It would be nice if the case could work like a float.

Judy Semmens
Community Member
5 years ago

A nice idea and it's good to have the first aid info handy, especially for people with less than perfect memories. I think one size *doesn't* fit all in this case, though, and the info could be more clear. (E.G. That 2:30 between "breathing" and "compression" might indicate the time for an entire cycle or the time you spend on breathing before doing compressions.)

maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
5 years ago

or maybe they should just print it on the floor

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Then you do not have this folding...and typical locations will have harsh weather impact.

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Dennis Kovalev
Community Member
5 years ago

When time is precious in these situations wouldn't it be odd first unfolding this blanket, finding a place to lay it and then putting a poor person on the designated markings? Besides those who don't know first aid would have learn on the spot -read, follow symbols, make mistakes and waste time anyway

StickySquid
Community Member
5 years ago

What's the point of this? Lifeguards already know how to do First Aid and it's their job to save people. Not a stranger with a blanket.

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Lifeguards are not everywhere...

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juxez
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5 years ago

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Levente Krisztián Büte
Community Member
5 years ago

And I'm blown away that people still think that spamming crap like this is working. Visit your local mental health institute for professional help.

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Quite an interesting concept. Would be great to see if it actually proves helpful or would rather confuse people. But definitely worth a try.

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

Would be great to see?? Uhm NO.... how about taking a CPR class... it could save a life and save you from a lawsuit.

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Luis Milian
Community Member
5 years ago

its great for those with no experience on First Aid, but it can also waste time when in need of life and death situations.

Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

I agree. I work in a hospital, I would NOT want anyone who didn't know First Aid to be practicing on me for their first time. You can do more damage than good if you don't know what you're doing.

Load More Replies...
Hope Pettibone
Community Member
5 years ago

Hey Negative Nelly's don't you all think that trying to do SOMETHING is better than doing nothing? A: No one would be "practicing" on me they are trying to save my life and B: Good Samaritan laws prevent a person from being sued for just this reason! I mean come on would you want someone to stand there and watch you or someone you love die because they might get sued?

Tuomas Silverang
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi everyone, happy to see first aid getting attention! Just FYI, with Aid One we got awarded the BraunPrize back in 2012 for a similar concept - the Aid One cover. We've also addressed some usability issues that've been mentioned in the comments: 1) not placing the victim on the blanket and 2) a universal size. The Aid One cover is now a CE-marked medical device so if you are interested go have a look: www.aid-one.net/en ! // Tuomas, Co-founder

Julie Evans
Community Member
5 years ago

Getting a person in distress (heart failure), or even a limp or heavyweight person would be a struggle to get on that mat. CPR CLASSES.

dougdoug
Community Member
5 years ago

so have them next to for crying out loud, the picture just demonstrates how it can be used not its only use. the important part is that it shows basic information to save someones life.

Load More Replies...
John Herten
Community Member
5 years ago

I think that this item should be a required article for a reasonable sized First Aid Kit

Kopitiam English
Community Member
5 years ago

This is one thoughtful invention,but, to carry it around just in case disaster strikes,I guess it wouldn't be that practical. For me, the best way is still to learn CPR and be ready for any emergencies....This invention would be great to teach first timers,teens or kids about CPR....

Misty Pal
Community Member
5 years ago

such a great idea

Tuomas Silverang
Community Member
5 years ago

Hi everyone, happy to see first aid getting attention! Just FYI, with Aid One we got awarded the BraunPrize back in 2012 for a similar concept - the Aid One cover. We've also addressed some usability issues like not placing the victim on the blanket and a non-universal size. The Aid One cover is now a CE-marked medical device so if you are interested go have a look: www.aid-one.net/en ! // Tuomas, Co-founder at Aid One

Phillipe Knippel
Community Member
5 years ago

It would be nice if the case could work like a float.

Judy Semmens
Community Member
5 years ago

A nice idea and it's good to have the first aid info handy, especially for people with less than perfect memories. I think one size *doesn't* fit all in this case, though, and the info could be more clear. (E.G. That 2:30 between "breathing" and "compression" might indicate the time for an entire cycle or the time you spend on breathing before doing compressions.)

maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
5 years ago

or maybe they should just print it on the floor

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Then you do not have this folding...and typical locations will have harsh weather impact.

Load More Replies...
Dennis Kovalev
Community Member
5 years ago

When time is precious in these situations wouldn't it be odd first unfolding this blanket, finding a place to lay it and then putting a poor person on the designated markings? Besides those who don't know first aid would have learn on the spot -read, follow symbols, make mistakes and waste time anyway

StickySquid
Community Member
5 years ago

What's the point of this? Lifeguards already know how to do First Aid and it's their job to save people. Not a stranger with a blanket.

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

Lifeguards are not everywhere...

Load More Replies...
juxez
Community Member
5 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

like Kenneth said I'm blown away that some people can get paid $5304 in four weeks on the internet . Visit This Link ....R­­­e­­­a­­­lca­­­s­­­h­­­4­­­­­­4­­­­­.­­­C­­­o­­­m­­­ᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵᴵ

Levente Krisztián Büte
Community Member
5 years ago

And I'm blown away that people still think that spamming crap like this is working. Visit your local mental health institute for professional help.

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