Fall-Safe® protection has been developed by Hip Impact Protection Ltd. which uses a new material –D3O® – that typically offers superior protection compared to other forms with similar physical properties. It is very flexible and is here provided in a special shape to fit comfortably over the trochanter, with clever internal contouring to minimise contact with the skin, which remains at a comfortable temperature thanks to the air holes providing ventilation. With a thickness of only 18mm, it is unnoticeable under most clothing.
Hip protectors are the only non-pharmacological intervention effective in preventing hip fracture –National Patient Safety Agency
Annual medical care and social care (of hip fracture) cost £2bn –> £2.2bn in 2020 – Professor Cameron Swift, Emeritus Professor for Health Care of the Elderly.