Pedestrians either get hit in the street or parking lot, or they get pinned against the wall of a garage (where else are the cars?). In the latter case, the crush injury happens irrespective of the presence of the adhesive layer. We should consider edge cases, but this is a bona fide genius idea. Add a dispersive gel layer underneath the adhesive and this might make a real difference.
Disclaimer: I am a trauma surgeon, and do crash reconstruction work on the side.
I still have my original Motorola pager. Whenever they try to give me one of these crappy new pieces of shit, I tell them that I am the doctor they were warned about in their customer service training, and that they should decide how much blood they want to shed. I think that they have actually written it off by now; no one has bugged me about it for a couple of years.
It is highly amusing to me that young doctors who care about having the newest iThing get jealous of my pager.
If this is the new boss, I'm all for it. I care a lot about politics, privacy, and economics. I come to Slashdot for other stuff.
When the human testing starts, should it be old people first? afftected-continent people first? family-receives-high-payment people first?
Real clinical trials do not work like this. If you want to do a real trial, you first have to establish a team and treatment center that can administer your therapy and collect the data you need. You then establish EXCLUSION criteria, i.e., people who will not be included in the trial (usually old people, who have an annoying tendency to die, and children, because sick kids scare the shit out of most doctors). *Everybody* else who comes to the center, who has the disease, gets offered enrollment in the trial. It's up to them if they want to participate.
Anything else will get you laughed at, at the very least.
The bogosity meter just pegged.