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56 Life-Saving Innovations

From Flu-Thwarting Suckers to Doggie Disaster Duds

— November 3, 2009 — Eco
It’s a crazy world out there. One minute you have to worry about a life-threatening hurricane or a killer tsunami, the next it’s a deadly virus you could get while taking the subway or shaking hands with a colleague.

Thankfully, life-saving innovations (for you and your pet) are profuse and plenty as this cluster shows. From pant suits that ward off Swine flu to intelligent fire extinguishers, here are 56 life-saving innovations you might want to keep in mind!
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Airbag Armor for Autos
Airbag Armor for Autos
Survival Consultants International Protects Against IEDs & Bombs
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Twitter 911
Twitter 911
Neighborhood Tweet-Watch Allows Instant Emergency Responses
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54
Musical Emergency Equipment
Musical Emergency Equipment
SM010A MP4 Player Saves Lives and Plays Songs
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53
Life-Saving Phones
Life-Saving Phones
Mobile Alerts
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52
Pet Ambulances
Pet Ambulances
PetMedics Provides Mobile Emergency Service For Furry Loved Ones
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51
Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
Emergency Crews Add Oxygen Masks for Pets
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50
Life Saving Gaming
Life Saving Gaming
CPR Certification Taught by the Wii
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49
H1N1-Thwarting Suckers
H1N1-Thwarting Suckers
Swine Flu Prevention Lollipops Help the Medicine Go Down
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48
Intelligent Fire Extinguishers
Intelligent Fire Extinguishers
The FINE Detects & Puts Out Fire When No One is Home
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47
Nuclear Attack Packs
Nuclear Attack Packs
The Dirty Bomb Emergency Kit is a False Sense of Convenient Security
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46
Emergency Blanket Bags
Emergency Blanket Bags
Silver Space Totes
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45
Life-Saving Clothes
Life-Saving Clothes
Blackhawk! Warrior Wear
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44
Portable Battery Charges Cell Phones
Portable Battery Charges Cell Phones
eGO Emergency Battery
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43
Emergency Light Sabers
Emergency Light Sabers
Star Wars Bus Stop Ad Prepares You for the Sith
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42
Pocket-Sized Lifesavers
Pocket-Sized Lifesavers
Tool Logic Survival Card Makes for Light-Weight Protection
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41
Outlandish Emergency Food Kits
Outlandish Emergency Food Kits
275 Vegetarian Meals for $75
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40
Flu-Fighting Menswear
Flu-Fighting Menswear
The H1N1 Suit Protects Wearers from the Swine Flu Virus
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39
In-Dash Pedestrian Detection
In-Dash Pedestrian Detection
FLIR Demos Heat-Sensing BMW (CES 2009)
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38
Smoke Jumper Shelters
Smoke Jumper Shelters
The Bushbunker Provides Safe Spaces for First Responders
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37
Pocket Bodyguards
Pocket Bodyguards
The BodyGard 5-in-1 Emergency Tool Fits on Your Keychain
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36
Emergency Couture For Dogs
Emergency Couture For Dogs
Earthquake Rescue Apparel
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35
Guide Dog GPS
Guide Dog GPS
Peepo Device is a Safe Way to Expand Travel for the Blind
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34
Heat-Sensing Aircraft
Heat-Sensing Aircraft
USFS' Unmanned 'Ikhana' Fire Scouting Planes On Standby
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33
Stylish Fire Safety Tools
Stylish Fire Safety Tools
Lansforsakringar Fire Extinguishers Encourage Home Owner Security
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32
Emergency Subway Lights
Emergency Subway Lights
The Detachable Handle Light Makes for a Safer and Calmer Train Evacuation
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31
Potable Pee
Potable Pee
Leonardo Manavella's ‘Agua H20' Converts Urine Into Drinking Water
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30
Emergency Viag-Rings (UPDATE)
Emergency Viag-Rings (UPDATE)
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29
Sardine Can Survival Kit
Sardine Can Survival Kit
25 Tin-Packed Items to Save Your Life
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28
Fashionable Fire Extinguishers
Fashionable Fire Extinguishers
Fire Design Makes Pretty Flame Protection
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27
Emergency Hand Crank Radio Phone Flashlight Siren
Emergency Hand Crank Radio Phone Flashlight Siren
Eton Voice Link Radio
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26
Life-Saving Biker Jacket
Life-Saving Biker Jacket
Impact Jackets
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25
Self-Inflating Rescue Case
Self-Inflating Rescue Case
Nebulus Emergency Flotation Device
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24
Life-Saving Robots
Life-Saving Robots
Robocue Comes to the Rescue Where Humans Hesitate to Go
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23
Urine-Powered Batteries
Urine-Powered Batteries
Aqua Power Survival Batteries
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22
So Cal Emergency Elitism
So Cal Emergency Elitism
Private Firefighters Save Homes of Rich
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Hardcore Emergency Gadgets
Hardcore Emergency Gadgets
The FlareSafe Keeps You and Your Things Safe
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20
Doggie Disaster Duds
Doggie Disaster Duds
The Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket Might Save Your Life
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19
Mobile Emergency Chargers
Mobile Emergency Chargers
This Charger Gives Your Gadgets Energy On the Go
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18
Futuristic Ambulances
Futuristic Ambulances
The Land and Water CarNurse Allows for Quick Rescues in Coastal Areas
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17
Bedside Emergency Lighting
Bedside Emergency Lighting
From Desk Lamp to Flashlight
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16
$6 Survival Gadgets
$6 Survival Gadgets
The Heatsheets Blanket
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15
Life-Saving Skirts
Life-Saving Skirts
Evacuation Skirt Inflates into a Kayak
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14
Life-Saving Water Bottles
Life-Saving Water Bottles
The Ocean Rescue Provides Emergency Support While Lost at Sea
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13
Home Medicine Machines
Home Medicine Machines
Watinee Leewongjaroen's Memo Saves Seniors
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12
Chic Emergency Gear
Chic Emergency Gear
Wearable Shelter Turns From Clothes to Tents in Seconds
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11
Urban Survival Kits
Urban Survival Kits
Subivor for Subway Emergencies
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10
Ambulances of the Future
Ambulances of the Future
Emergency Vehicles Could Soon Include Ejector Seats
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9
Accident-Avoiding Autos
Accident-Avoiding Autos
The 2010 Volvo S60 Brakes on Detection of Pedestrians
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8
Life-Saving Adverboats
Life-Saving Adverboats
Aircel Billboard Saves People From Monsoon Floods in Mumbai
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7
Disaster Survival Suits
Disaster Survival Suits
'SurvivaBall' is a (Satirical) Solution to Global Warming Fears
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6
Emergency Floating Abodes
Emergency Floating Abodes
A Gravity-Defying House from the Brad Pitt Make It Right NOLA Foundation
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5
Paracord Jewelry
Paracord Jewelry
Survival Straps' Backwoods Bling Unravels for 20' Emergency Cord
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4
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Macabre Surgical Masks to Fend Off H1N1, aka Swine Flu
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3
Flatpack Uber Shelters
Flatpack Uber Shelters
Multi-Floor Emergency Shelter
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2
Expandable Shelters
Expandable Shelters
Foldable Shippable Emergency Shelter by Can Koseoglu Design
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1
Personalized Emergency Shelters
Personalized Emergency Shelters
Disaster Preparedness Gets Chic With Kelvin Yong's Metaplate
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