Yeadon Space Agency, Prevent Products Inc., and Viemeister Industries have partnered to introduce a new hip protector which features advanced foam technology that rapidly absorbs impact shock.
Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) worked directly on the project and provided materials expertise on the new foam, which has now been trademarked as PPI-RAP™. The foam is a smart material that momentarily transitions from soft and pliable to rigidly stiff when hit. When this happens, the material forms a protective shell that shields and absorbs impact better. In an 18 month process of development Peter Yeadon worked in collaboration with Tucker Viemeister on the design, materials, and assessment of the product before teaming up with Prevent Products LLC to bring it to the market place.
Press Release can be found here.