Hip’Guard Hip Fracture Protection Belt

Hip’Guard offers a discreet and reliable solution to help protect a person’s hip during a fall. Using the latest technology, the Hip’Guard belt detects when the wearer is falling over and inflates an airbag in under 1 second to ensure that their hip is cushioned to avoid hip fractures and injuries.

Express UK Delivery: 2 – 4 days

From £657.00 excl. VATFrom £788.40 inc. VAT

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Description

Hip’Guard is a belt that delivers optimum protection against falls. Using innovative technology, the HipGuard can detect when a fall is occurring and will inflate the built-in airbag to cushion the user’s hips from impact. With different size options and a lightweight, flexible design, Hip’Guard is a subtle solution that provides protection and peace of mind.

Hip’Guard User Video

 

Ergonomically designed to reduce the chance of hip fractures

The airbag has been specially designed to protect the top of the femur – minimising the risk of hip fractures. With a unique horseshoe shape, the cushion isolates the femoral neck and redistributes the force of the fall around the bone instead of directly on it.

Once the wearer has fallen, the airbag will stay inflated for a few seconds before gently deflating. This will make it easier for the person to manoeuvre themselves and stand back up wherever possible.  

How it works

Hip’Guard is fitted with an electronic motion analysis system that will measure and analyse the wearer’s movements in real-time. It will measure the user’s steps and general movement to get a greater understanding of how they move – and more importantly – when their movement might have gone wrong. The system will use this data to detect when the person might be falling in just 0.2 seconds!

Using cutting-edge technology, Hip’Guard will detect which side the person is falling to and will inflate the airbag around their hip in less than a tenth of a second. This means the wearer will be protected and cushioned before they hit the ground.

Step By Step Guide to How the HipGuard Works

The most effective hip protection on the market

Hip’Guard has undergone rigorous trials to ensure that it’s providing the best protection possible. It reduces impact force by 90% and has been tested for numerous types of falls and in various situations.

The easy usage and reliable design of the Hip’Guard also make it an ideal option in care facilities, hospitals, and at home. It provides protection to whoever’s wearing it!

Comfortable, easy, everyday wear

Hip’Guard is completely automatic and is incredibly easy to use. To switch it on, simply fasten the belt around your hips. To switch it off, you just remove it!

The belt will also alert the wearer if it is being worn incorrectly or if the battery needs charging. It can last up to seven days on a full charge for complete peace of mind.

The airbag is also reusable after a fall. All you need to do is fold it back up and replace the gas cartridge.

Specifications

Key Features

  • Automatic fall detection
  • Airbag inflates in under 0.8 seconds
  • Ergonomic and comfortable belt design
  • Non-slip fabric prevents any twisting or rubbing
  • Wear whilst active, standing, sitting, or sleeping
  • Rechargeable batteries – lasts up to 7 full days
  • Waterproof, removable and washable cover
  • Reusable – simply fold away airbag & replace the gas cartridge

Specifications

Included Belt with built-in electronic motion sensors, battery, waterproof cover, 2 lateral airbags(reusable), 2 gas cartridge (single-use, replacements available to order online)
Belt sizes Available in 5 adjustable sizes:

S (70 – 86 cm; 27.6 – 33.9 in)
M (83 – 95cm; 32.7 – 37.4 in)
L (92 – 105 cm; 36.2 – 41.3 in)
XL (102 – 120 cm; 40.2 – 47.2 in)
XXL (117 – 135 cm; 46.1 – 53.1 in)

Validation Validated by the University of Grenoble-Alpes, which tested a total of 828 falls across multiple everyday situations.

Proven to reduce the impact of a fall by over 85%.

Safety notices Hip’Guard is safe to wear whilst sleeping.

The belt can be worn under a loose jacket/cardigan which is unbuttoned and untucked. There must be sufficient room for the airbags to inflate.

Hip’Guard must not be worn whilst showering due to the electronic components.

Charging time and battery life Full recharge = 6 hours; 5V and 5,2 V. A

7-day battery life

Airbag depth when inflated 7 – 9cm
Warranty 2 years

Delivery & Returns

Nationwide UK delivery in 2 – 4 days.

You can return an item within 14 days of purchase to receive a full refund. Read our full Returns Policy for more information.

Resources

Hip’Guard Product Brochure Download
Hip’Guard User Manual Download
Virginia Tech Hip Airbag Validation Study Download

Description

Hip’Guard is a belt that delivers optimum protection against falls. Using innovative technology, the HipGuard can detect when a fall is occurring and will inflate the built-in airbag to cushion the user’s hips from impact. With different size options and a lightweight, flexible design, Hip’Guard is a subtle solution that provides protection and peace of mind.

Hip’Guard User Video

 

Ergonomically designed to reduce the chance of hip fractures

The airbag has been specially designed to protect the top of the femur – minimising the risk of hip fractures. With a unique horseshoe shape, the cushion isolates the femoral neck and redistributes the force of the fall around the bone instead of directly on it.

Once the wearer has fallen, the airbag will stay inflated for a few seconds before gently deflating. This will make it easier for the person to manoeuvre themselves and stand back up wherever possible.  

How it works

Hip’Guard is fitted with an electronic motion analysis system that will measure and analyse the wearer’s movements in real-time. It will measure the user’s steps and general movement to get a greater understanding of how they move – and more importantly – when their movement might have gone wrong. The system will use this data to detect when the person might be falling in just 0.2 seconds!

Using cutting-edge technology, Hip’Guard will detect which side the person is falling to and will inflate the airbag around their hip in less than a tenth of a second. This means the wearer will be protected and cushioned before they hit the ground.

Step By Step Guide to How the HipGuard Works

The most effective hip protection on the market

Hip’Guard has undergone rigorous trials to ensure that it’s providing the best protection possible. It reduces impact force by 90% and has been tested for numerous types of falls and in various situations.

The easy usage and reliable design of the Hip’Guard also make it an ideal option in care facilities, hospitals, and at home. It provides protection to whoever’s wearing it!

Comfortable, easy, everyday wear

Hip’Guard is completely automatic and is incredibly easy to use. To switch it on, simply fasten the belt around your hips. To switch it off, you just remove it!

The belt will also alert the wearer if it is being worn incorrectly or if the battery needs charging. It can last up to seven days on a full charge for complete peace of mind.

The airbag is also reusable after a fall. All you need to do is fold it back up and replace the gas cartridge.

Specifications

Key Features

  • Automatic fall detection
  • Airbag inflates in under 0.8 seconds
  • Ergonomic and comfortable belt design
  • Non-slip fabric prevents any twisting or rubbing
  • Wear whilst active, standing, sitting, or sleeping
  • Rechargeable batteries – lasts up to 7 full days
  • Waterproof, removable and washable cover
  • Reusable – simply fold away airbag & replace the gas cartridge

Specifications

Included Belt with built-in electronic motion sensors, battery, waterproof cover, 2 lateral airbags(reusable), 2 gas cartridge (single-use, replacements available to order online)
Belt sizes Available in 5 adjustable sizes:

S (70 – 86 cm; 27.6 – 33.9 in)
M (83 – 95cm; 32.7 – 37.4 in)
L (92 – 105 cm; 36.2 – 41.3 in)
XL (102 – 120 cm; 40.2 – 47.2 in)
XXL (117 – 135 cm; 46.1 – 53.1 in)

Validation Validated by the University of Grenoble-Alpes, which tested a total of 828 falls across multiple everyday situations.

Proven to reduce the impact of a fall by over 85%.

Safety notices Hip’Guard is safe to wear whilst sleeping.

The belt can be worn under a loose jacket/cardigan which is unbuttoned and untucked. There must be sufficient room for the airbags to inflate.

Hip’Guard must not be worn whilst showering due to the electronic components.

Charging time and battery life Full recharge = 6 hours; 5V and 5,2 V. A

7-day battery life

Airbag depth when inflated 7 – 9cm
Warranty 2 years

Delivery & Returns

Nationwide UK delivery in 2 – 4 days.

You can return an item within 14 days of purchase to receive a full refund. Read our full Returns Policy for more information.

Resources

Hip’Guard Product Brochure Download
Hip’Guard User Manual Download
Virginia Tech Hip Airbag Validation Study Download

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