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TWICE - Ankle brace for mountain bikers

Lajolo, Riccardo (2020) In Diploma work IDEM05 20201
Industrial Design
Abstract
In the world of mountain biking, wearing protective gears is a must. In certain less risky disciplines, the majority of riders wear only the helmet. In other disciplines more oriented toward speed and jumps, wearing different protective products for different body parts is highly recommended. A product that lies within this category is the ankle brace, mainly used to prevent lateral sprains after crashes or heavy landings. Given current product imperfection, it seems at first glance that bike brands simply have created acarbon copy of these products. They often will take them from the medical industry without
having iterated on it or developed it for this specific biking industry and its uses. This project firstly aimed to understand if... (More)
In the world of mountain biking, wearing protective gears is a must. In certain less risky disciplines, the majority of riders wear only the helmet. In other disciplines more oriented toward speed and jumps, wearing different protective products for different body parts is highly recommended. A product that lies within this category is the ankle brace, mainly used to prevent lateral sprains after crashes or heavy landings. Given current product imperfection, it seems at first glance that bike brands simply have created acarbon copy of these products. They often will take them from the medical industry without
having iterated on it or developed it for this specific biking industry and its uses. This project firstly aimed to understand if this was the case, and secondly to develop a more specific and improved product, both in terms of usability and safety. By the end of the project, I realized an ankle brace able to achieve both of these goals, with validations from laboratory tests and from professional athletes on the field. The brace delivers improved protection again sprains and protection against impacts, while taking a fraction of the time to be worn. Twice as fast, twice the protection. (Less)
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author
Lajolo, Riccardo
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IDEM05 20201
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--20/50471SE
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ISRN
language
English
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9008065
date added to LUP
2020-04-21 14:11:41
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2020-04-21 14:48:05
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  abstract     = {In the world of mountain biking, wearing protective gears is a must. In certain less risky disciplines, the majority of riders wear only the helmet. In other disciplines more oriented toward speed and jumps, wearing different protective products for different body parts is highly recommended. A product that lies within this category is the ankle brace, mainly used to prevent lateral sprains after crashes or heavy landings. Given current product imperfection, it seems at first glance that bike brands simply have created acarbon copy of these products. They often will take them from the medical industry without
having iterated on it or developed it for this specific biking industry and its uses. This project firstly aimed to understand if this was the case, and secondly to develop a more specific and improved product, both in terms of usability and safety. By the end of the project, I realized an ankle brace able to achieve both of these goals, with validations from laboratory tests and from professional athletes on the field. The brace delivers improved protection again sprains and protection against impacts, while taking a fraction of the time to be worn. Twice as fast, twice the protection.},
  author       = {Lajolo, Riccardo},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {TWICE - Ankle brace for mountain bikers},
  year         = {2020},
}