A new way to prevent ankle injuries

To prevent ankle injuries, ankle braces should have a tight fit around the ankle. Current ankle straps are rude and restrict movement in all directions, which is why they are often written off as clumsy. A customized ankle strap / shoe combination can prevent these complaints.

  •  Ankles are digitized with a  3D scanner .
  • With a  parametric model , the ankle strap can be automatically customised and the user’s initials can be placed in the model.
  • The anklets are produced with a  3D printer  .
  • Through user testing different standardised models were created for different types of athletes

An Exo-Ligament ankle brace gives a lot of freedom of movement and is quick to put on. The cord that connects the ankle brace to the shoe is not tightened as long as the user makes even movements, but blocks when there is sudden acceleration comparable to a safety belt in the car. It fits precisely around the ankle and the name of the owner is incorporated into the product. A good example of a UPPS.

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