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2016 TESTS KNEEMAX® avec la participation de la FFS, des coureurs Maxime Rizzo et Rudy Castellon

Janvier 2015 TESTS KNEEMAX® avec la participation de la FFS, du Comité de Savoie et des coureurs Maxime Rizzo et Rudy Castellon

The hazards of skiing.

Background

FRANCE: 46000 knee injuries (sprains and tearing of ligament) and lower leg injuries (fracture) per year.


The Product

The KNEEMAX® is a protective device for the knee joint and the lower leg for expert skiers, as well as for recreational skiers.

Target of the KNEEMAX® product:

To significantly reduce the risk of injury whilst skiing.

Purposes of the KNEEMAX® product:

  • To reduce the risk of tearing a ligament, especially the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
  • To reduce the risk of fractures of the lower leg.
  • To protect the patella and the lower leg against impacts.

Collaborations

  • 4 years of R&D in collaboration with a French research team (CARMA).
  • French Ski Federation ("Fédération française de ski" FFS).
  • Joint research laboratory working on applied biomechanics (UMRT 24 IFSTTAR/Univmed).
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Intellectual property:

  • 3 patents pending.

Functions of the KNEEMAX® product:

KNEEMAX® improves the response of the ski bindings during non-physiological movements.

  • Reduces the risk of injury of the anterior cruciate ligament by limiting the internal or external rotation of the lower legwith regards to the femoral bone.
  • Reduces the risk of significantly twisting the lower leg bone with regards to the ski boot, which could result in a fracture.
  • Protects the patella and the lower leg against impacts, and adequately replaces conventional slalom skiing protections.

Technical specifications of the KNEEMAX® product:

  • High modulus carbon fibre reinforced epoxy composite material.
  • Weight: < 500g including accessories.
  • Can support a binding torque of 180 N.m. (up to a setting of 17 on the toe-piece, ISO 8061:2004).
  • Custom made knee adjustment, anatomical fitting.
  • Ease of use, 10 seconds to fix it onto the leg, 5 seconds to remove it from the leg.
  • Textile strap containing a silicon gel, for utmost comfort, in order to fix the KNEEMAX® product to the lower limb.
  • Safety and Quick release buckle made from a light aluminium alloy specifically designed for KNEEMAX®.
  • Textile strap made from DYNEEMA® fibres ensuring a safe link between the KNEEMAX® and the ski boot. (DYNEEMA is a registered trademark of DSM.)
  • Alpine skiers maintain a high level of performance.
  • KNEEMAX® fits onto any type of ski boots.
  • The KNEEMAX® art designs can be personalized, for example for the National skiing team + sponsors.

KNEEMAX® Protective Gear


KNEEGUARD sas
1c/o  Pépinière AVEC - 7 Place Ile de Beauté
06300 Nice - FRANCE
R.C.S. NICE 752 998 526
Email: info@kneemax.com
Phone: +33 (0) 609 50 94 36
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