Navigation Links
Hot-air balloon rides -- researchers advise, proceed with caution
Date:11/4/2013

During landing sequences, gondola dragging, tipping, bouncing and occupant ejections were associated with poor outcomes. Of the crashes resulting in serious or fatal outcomes, 20% of balloons were significantly damaged or destroyed.

"Practical interventions and ones that have been proven to reduce injury and death in other areas of transportation and recreation could be utilized to ensure a safer passenger experience on hot-air balloon rides," said Susan P. Baker, MPH, ScD, professor and founding director of the Injury Center at Johns Hopkins and a co-author on the paper. "We know over half the serious injuries we reviewed in our study were lower extremity fractures sustained during landings. Potential strategies for reducing landing forces include cushioning the bottom of the basket or employing crash-worthy auxiliary crew seats during landings. Similarly, the use of restraint systems and the use of mandatory flight helmets could influence crash outcomes."

"A more standardized reporting of hot air balloon crashes would assist the development of targeted interventions aimed at decreasing the number and severity of balloon crash injuries, and improve the public health impact of less-regulated commercial air tour operations, like paid hot-air balloon rides," said Leland P. Beaty, an Injury Center data analyst with 20 years of aviation experience and co-author on the paper.


'/>"/>

Contact: Natalie Wood-Wright
nwoodwri@jhsph.edu
410-614-6029
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Sinus Pain and Pressure Meets its Match in Balloon Sinuplasty - Now Offered at HMHP Physician Associates ENT Practice
2. Hot Air Balloon Launch Planned at Heritage Woods of Centralia Affordable Assisted Living
3. Keeping Kids Safe on Roller Coasters and Other Thrill Rides
4. 5 big strides to fight lung disease in our tiniest patients
5. Bridesmaid Dresses Promotion Launched by JJsHouse
6. Bay Area Colon Cancer Support Organization Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation Hosts Anniversary Dinner
7. House of Brides Hosts the Sophia Tolli Bridals Trunk Show
8. Make Your Office Green: MinuteHound Software Takes Great Strides Toward Cleaner and Efficient Technology
9. House of Brides Announces Date of Highly Anticipated Midnight Madness Sale
10. House of Brides’ New Feedback Tool Now on Wedding Site
11. Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/4/2015)... , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... contemporary look at unique artistic expressions from a diverse group of exceptionally talented ... Is Beautiful Music & Art Festival on September 25-27, 2015 in Downtown Las ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , ... August 04, 2015 ... ... HealthCenter personal health record (PHR) product has achieved Office of the National ... EHR Certification from Drummond Group. HealthCenter delivers the highest quality personal health ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) , ... August 04, 2015 ... ... assume that getting older brings an automatic end to driving, says the August ... if a person is okay to drive. It requires an individual assessment of ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... 2015 , ... METTLER TOLEDO has announced an upcoming online ... Lubrizol, Pfizer, and Merck. This free online seminar will be held on ... require informed decisions with limited process understanding. Established methods have been developed ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... in which the physician is board-certified is increasingly influential in their choice of ... , The 2015 ASDS Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures reflects overall consumer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sin City Gallery Rocks Life Is Beautiful Festival with INTIMATELY FEMALE at Art Motel 2Health News:Sin City Gallery Rocks Life Is Beautiful Festival with INTIMATELY FEMALE at Art Motel 3Health News:Sin City Gallery Rocks Life Is Beautiful Festival with INTIMATELY FEMALE at Art Motel 4Health News:MedicaSoft's HealthCenter Earns ONC-HIT Certification from Drummond Group 2Health News:MedicaSoft's HealthCenter Earns ONC-HIT Certification from Drummond Group 3Health News:Assessment Can Help Older Drivers Keep Driving Safely, from the August 2015 Harvard Health Letter 2Health News:METTLER TOLEDO Announces New Process Chemistry and Scale-up Online Seminar 2Health News:ASDS Survey: Half of Consumers Considering Cosmetic Procedure 2Health News:ASDS Survey: Half of Consumers Considering Cosmetic Procedure 3Health News:ASDS Survey: Half of Consumers Considering Cosmetic Procedure 4
... vegetables, coffee, tea and chocolate, could slash the risk ... ,The prospective cohort study of 34,489 postmenopausal ... Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports that high dietary intake ... of mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease ...
... may sometimes cause a bizarre but dangerous side effect -- sleep-driving, the ... ,Those who take the pills could go on to drive cars ... taken a tablet at all. ,Also they could ... asleep, not realizing that are yet to wake up. ,Still ...
... concern about the paucity of donor bodies, which is a ... to teach anatomy to medical students. ... a 30% shortage in the number of bodies. ... encourage their patients to donate their bodies for the cause ...
... some tough time on the health front, especially on account// ... it stood on the brink of an explosive AIDS epidemic. ... number of HIV infected people could soar to 10 millions ... effective action. ,The oil-rich Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region ...
... be launching a major initiative to reduce infant mortality ... been announced. ,Under the scheme called The ... volunteers, along with doctors and nurses, will be given ... Health Ministry official. ,Under the scheme Accredited ...
... wipe out memories selectively from the human brain. Researchers are ... to wipe out a single specific memory from brains of ... ,If that experiment can be successfully replicated in ... help relieve sufferers of the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Science Stacks Up for Flavonoids for Heart Health 2Health News:Science Stacks Up for Flavonoids for Heart Health 3
(Date:8/4/2015)... and LOS ANGELES , Aug. ... DGX ), the world,s leading provider of diagnostic ... the previously announced acquisition of MemorialCare Health System,s ... a result of the transaction, patients and physicians ... innovative services and network of nearly 200 patient ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 4, 2015  The Pittsburgh Life Sciences ... firm, announced today that one of its portfolio companies, ... their Flex ® Robotic System in the U.S.  ... more proud of Medrobotics," said John W. Manzetti ... a very long way since spinning out of The ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... 4, 2015  Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS ... $18.9 million for the three and six months ended ... of $12.1 million and $43.4 million for the same ... driven primarily by the more than $90 million of ... the upfront payment from Bayer to license  ISIS-FXI Rx ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quest Diagnostics Completes Acquisition of MemorialCare Health System's Laboratory Outreach Service Business in Southern California 2Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance 2Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse Portfolio Client Medrobotics Receives FDA Market Clearance 3Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 2Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 3Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 4Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 5Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 6Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 7Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 8Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 9Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 10Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 11Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 12Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 13Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 14Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 15Isis Reports Financial Results And Highlights For Second Quarter 2015 16
... Premier Encore's balanced, iso-centered c-arm ... device is easy to position ... Controls on the x-ray tube ... and wireless remote control provide ...
The KM-500's unique viewing and alignment window lets you observe the targeted eye from any distance. Two rechargeable batteries provide continuous uninterrupted use. Each battery provides 60 minutes...
Non-dissolvable Herrick Lacrimal Plugs provide long-term lacrimal occlusion through partial blockage of the horizontal canaliculus....
... quick freezing and quick defrosting ... system - cleans the probes ... probe tips have high conductivity ... Detachment, Glaucoma and Intra-vitreal surgery. ...
Medicine Products: