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Five Austrian students are set to make a fortune after coming up with an automatic brake for prams as part of a graduation project.

The hand brake that comes into effect two seconds after the hand grip is released has already been patented for classic prams and more sporty prams and is now set to go into development using regional development funds in Tirol, Austria.

Teacher Werner Meissner from the Saalfelden technical college said: "It is such a simple idea I don't know why it hasn't been done before. It is so easy to forget for a second to hold onto the pram and it can so easily roll away. There was a case here in Austria in 2007 when a pram rolled into the river and the baby died. The mother was also killed after she jumped in to try and rescue the child. An automatic brake would have stopped this tragedy and others like it."

He said in Austria with its mountain scenery over much of the country it was a particular problem the parents were confronted with and it was therefore no surprise that the Alpine country had come up with the idea of an automatic brake for prams.

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