Electric pants might just prevent bedsoresFor anyone who were forced to recuperate in bed for months on end without the means of moving oneself, bedsores are a very real and painful situation, as you require your help to move your body from time to time so that you will not develop bedsores. Perhaps we might be able to call upon the legacy of Zeus by relying on electricity to beat the threat of bedsores, where this radical idea of specially designed underwear that jolts the buttocks with electricity in order to prevent potentially dangerous open wounds.

According to Canadian academics who ran a short trial of such electric pants on 37 people, the mild current actually mimicked fidgeting, while preventing such bedsores from forming. It might be a good idea to get it implemented and sold eventually though, as the Royal College of Nursing did some calculations and claimed that such sores cost the NHS up to a whopping £2 billion per annum. Apparently, being zapped with 10 seconds of stimulation every 10 minutes for 12 hours a day should be able to do the trick, and I do wonder just how uncomfortable it would be to be on the receiving end of such electric jolts.

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