Which are the best hip protector shields for absorbing impact energy? Every hip protector manufacture will say their product has been independently tested and that they provide superior protection to the hip in the event of a fall BUT do they really provide the protection claimed?
The only way to know which products work well and which don't is to test them to a recognized standard. Our testing was conducted according to the recently released Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Express Document EXP08 – 17 Hip Protectors, to determine which hip shield was the most effective in reducing peak force during a simulated fall. This is the first set of tests to be performed according to these guidelines. This testing is supported by an article recently published in the Osteoporosis International Journal. Please click on this link to view the article the results are on page 7: