The main benefit is that it will save you from breaking your hip because Fall-Safe has been
tested in the most accurate simulation of an actual fall, using a special test rig, when the
forces generated on the point of the hip can be around 3,500 Newtons, and it reduced
them to just over 1,000 Newtons. The same tests showed that the best any other hip
protector could do was to reduce them to something over 1,700 Newtons, which can still
break a hip if the person is osteoporotic and it will certainly cause such severe bruising
that the faller will be incapacitated for many days.
Because of the nature of the Fall-Safe hip protector it is very light, soft, flexible, cool
thanks to its numerous vents and internal grooves, and thus very comfortable to wear. Up
to now, hip protectors have been rather rigid, bulky and clammy to wear, especially in hot
weather, or in bed at night. Fall-Safe hip protectors are normally worn around the clock
without discomfort, thereby providing complete protection. This can be very important
because many falls occur at night thanks to slippery floors, dimmer lighting, unseen
obstacles and general drowsiness.
Because Fall-Safe hip protectors are easily removed and inserted in another pair of pants,
only one pair of hip protectors is needed per 4 sets of pants which dramatically reduces
the initial cost compared with most hip protectors that are sewn-into the pants so cannot
be removed, making them harder and more expensive to wash, and requiring one pair of
hip protectors for each of the four pairs of pants. Fall-Safe hip protectors can be washed
hundreds of times and should last for three years. As they don't have to be thrown away
when the pants are worn out, the cost of ownership is much less.