ImpactActive collaborated with an independent orthopaedic laboratory San Francisco, USA
to conduct biomechanical testing on the hip protector shields. Shields were tested comparatively with other commercially available hip protectors using a combination of recommended guidelines for hip protectors (Robinovitch et al 2009 and van Schoor et al 2006).
The results of the biomechanical tests indicate that ImpactActive shields exhibited performance at levels similar to other larger, heavier and thicker designs while being the smallest, lightest and thinnest shield of all designs evaluated.
The abstract of this testing was presented in April 2014 at the annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis in New Orleans, USA and has been published in the Osteoporosis International Journal.
For a copy of the abstract click here