Sterling Heights, MI USA – Nov 23 2016 – Key Safety Systems (KSS), a global leader in
mobility safety headquartered in Michigan, USA, is pleased to announce its innovative
capabilities in the field of medicine were aired nationally on Emmy-winning science and
technology TV show Xploration Earth2050 on October 22, 2016.
The show described a revolutionary belt aimed at reducing senior fall consequences affecting 1
in 3 people over 65 every year. The innovative device, coupled with motion sensors and a KSS
designed airbag, can protect the hip during a fall. It will enhance the lives of many by
providing safer mobility and extended independence.
“Being part of the team developing such protection devices is a personal engineering challenge
and embracing it makes me feel personally engaged into solving a major problem that is
plaguing the elderly” said Jeffrey Young, Engineering Manager.
“Technology is one of our four strategic pillars, and being recognized by a nationwide science
and technology show rewards the sustained efforts of all our employees,” said Tony Nardone,
KSS Specialty Division President. “Years of intensive research with our partner ActiveProtective
led to this unique protection device and showcase both our innovative and engineering
“Addressing hip fractures in our aging population will have a tremendous global impact, and
we share this vision with KSS,” said Drew Lakatos, CEO of ActiveProtective.
Key Safety Systems (KSS) is a global leader in mobility safety through the system integration
and performance of safety-critical components to the automotive and non-automotive
markets serving the active safety, passive safety and specialty product sectors. Through highly
specialized design, development, and manufacturing, KSS’ technology is featured in more than
300 vehicle models produced by over 60 well-diversified customers worldwide. Since
commencing business as a United States start-up, serving Detroit auto makers in 1916, KSS
continues today with an entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit. KSS is headquartered in Sterling
Heights, Michigan, with a global network of ~13,000 employees in 32 sales, engineering, and
manufacturing facilities. The company has 5 main technical centers located in the key regions
of the Americas, Europe and Asia. It is an independently-operated subsidiary of Ningbo Joyson
Electronic Corp. (SHA: 600699) (“Joyson Electronics”).
For further information about Key Safety Systems see: http://www.keysafetyinc.com
ActiveProtective is a private wearable consumer device company that uses 3D sensors to
determine allowable human motions, versus dangerous ones. With their issued-patent
methodology, they can intervene prior to injury via special clothing that deploys micro-airbags
during a fall or crash. Their clothing is focused on reducing the most damaging, life-altering,
and expensive human injuries with applications for medical, sport, moto and military.
For further information about Active Protective Technologies see: http://activeprotective.com