There are many seniors wanting to remain active as they age, they ride ebikes, hike, ski and play sports such as pickleball and tennis but as we age our bone density degrades and many will have osteoporosis in varying degrees especially in their hips and which may hold them back from participating in physical activities.
A fall does risk a fracture to the hip and all the consequences that go with that. Hip protectors are an intervention which provides protection to the hip bone in the event of a fall and may save a fracture.
We specialize in falls protection products for seniors and have been asked to develop a hip protector that is both comfortable and conforms to internationally recognized standards to provide protection should a fall occur.
Our hip protector undergarments are made from combed cotton with a small percentage of spandex to provide support, they are just cotton bike pants with soft foam shields that fit into pockets positioned over each hip. The soft foam shield complies with EU Standard EN 1621-1:2012. This standard is applied to cover protective pads for motor cyclists so is ideal for e-bike cyclists which travel at higher speeds.
The bike pants feature an extra wide gusset to accommodate a gel pad for added comfort.
We selected cotton over synthetic quick dry fabrics as many seniors like cotton and don’t feel comfortable in the new hi- tech fabrics that are tight fitting and restrictive. Our underwear is best worn under looser fitting shorts or pants.
Although hip protectors do not guarantee to save a hip fracture should a fall occur they do offer very good protection and if you are active and have osteoporosis you should consider them as a hip bone safety belt.