The BRUISE suit is designed for use by paralympic and other disabled athletes who have reduced sensation or no sensation in parts of their body (like paraplegics) who may suffer serious bruising or injury without feeling it..
(BRUISE Smart Injury Detection Suit)
BRUISE is a smart injury detection suit for disabled athletes with loss of sensation. It applies a recyclable pressure-sensitive film to indicate the severity of injuries. High risk areas are covered with disposable, made-to-fit film sheet inserts. If an area is excessively stressed during an accident, the film will irreversibly change colour. After training or competing, injured areas can be easily spotted and effectively treated. BRUISE is made of sweat-wicking stretch fabric for a comfortable, supportive fit. Mesh inserts and ergonomic seams offer breathability and freedom for movement.
The BRUISE suit gives immediate feedback on whether an impact has been severe enough to cause serious injury. This enables athletes to seek appropriate medical treatment, or if the injury isn’t serious, to have piece of mind. The quicker an injury is identified, the faster the athlete can begin the healing process and the more effective a treatment strategy can be.
Science fiction fans recall the flash suits worn in the battleroom in Ender's Game, a 1977 short story by Orson Scott Card. This suit was activated by laser guns to simulate injury or death in war games; flashing lights on the suit communicated damage levels.
From the number of lights showing on their flash suits, Bee could see that three of them were disabled and two of them damaged...