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Finally, a solution to my fear of lying in a ditch, dying for hours!
Just need to wait until it doesn't cost a fortune!

Engineering student Brycen Spencer has designed a safety helmet that could help save the lives of thousands of outdoor sports enthusiasts involved in accidents each year. His Wireless Impact Guardian, or WIG, which signals for help even when the wearer is unconscious, is a giant leap forward in helmet safety.
“The WIG will be activated when it is buckled on,” says Spencer. “If you fall and hit your head, the helmet will detect that and beep for a minute or so. If you don’t turn it off, WIG sends for help, either directly to 911 or to a third-party service that relays the emergency call to 911. Included with the message will be a GPS location giving your geographical coordinates so the emergency team knows precisely where you are.”

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what a device that know when you have a crash a dail 999
 

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so how many teeth and kidneys would i need pulling for this vital piece of equipment?
 

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I heard a rumour that it is £1,000.
But I can't see it costing THAT much if it is mass produced...

GPS recievers don't exactly cost much, nor does the telecomunication device...
It could be produced quite cheaply in fact.
Depends on what they deem an apropriate value for a very significant safety feature.

Although, give it a few more years, and these will probably be compulsory.
 
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