|Stedje, Ninni Elise
|The aim of this project is to help prevent knee injuries related to winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding. My research led to focusing on MCL injuries, which occur when the medial collateral ligament in the knee joint is stretched or torn due to inward force on the knee, commonly seen in skiers. I delved into the market for knee protection, and discovered that medical braces primarily aim to support ligaments, while sports knee pads concentrate on absorbing impacts. Using this knowledge, I set out to design a knee pad that could provide both support and impact protection. To achieve this, I developed a prototype knee pad using 3D air spacer fabric for cushioning and warmth. During my testing, I found the knee pad to be rather comfortable to wear, especially under ski lifts rides.
|The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
|Navngivelse-Ikkekommersiell-DelPåSammeVilkår 4.0 Internasjonal
|Ninni Elise Stedje
|VDP::Humanities: 000::Architecture and design: 140
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