Even if you’ve taken a first-aid class or learned CPR in school, it can be hard to remember exactly what to do when you’re in a real emergency. That’s why a few designers at Zhejiang University created a First-Aid Blanket that contains instructions printed right on the blanket.
The First Aid Blanket – designed by the team of Prof. Chai Chunlei has bagged the Red Dot Awards #BMRTG #onlineinfo pic.twitter.com/JGtuCZuNNC
— marion mertins (@MarionMertins) November 28, 2014
In case you’re in a panic, you can look at the blanket for a step-to-step guide for administering CPR or checking a pulse. It even includes a place to put the victim. This makes the delivery of first aid by non-trained rescuers more of a possibility.
Meet The First Aid Blanket! http://t.co/By0JllIl5p pic.twitter.com/P3Y30PTVpY
— Yanko Design (@yankodesign) February 11, 2015
The blankets are intended for places where drowning is a risk, and according to the researchers, about 60 percent of drowning could be prevented with timely first aid.
This First Aid Blanket Will Help You To Save Lives – Design You Trust https://t.co/jQGZ75lPsl pic.twitter.com/sEAK0huGju
— beep_R_A.K. (@beep_roadrunner) September 11, 2016
Currently, the blanket is just a concept, but the team at Zhejiang University received a Red Dot Award in 2014 for their design, which means we could be seeing some of these handy blankets in the future.
[h/t: Mental Floss]