What experts say about Ribcap

Dr Amy Hester
Chier Scientific Officer
HD Nursing


"Ribcap is an amazing technology that revolutionizes how we approach injury prevention from falls. In the past other devices, helmets, hats and caps have been designed without thought to how they make the wearer look. Ribcap has changed that by pairing innovative, evidence-based technology for injury prevention with attractive styles that encourage people to wear them without embarrassment or dread. As a clinician and scientist focused on falls and injury prevention, I fully support the use of Ribcap for anybody at risk for falling for any reason."

Christina Rone RN
OCN, Safety Resource Nurse


Why did we chose to evaluate Ribcap? The University of Strasbourg findings on Ribcap supported the findings that: Ribcap protected head impacts present significantly lower injury risks (Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) and Subdural Dural Hematoma (SDH)) for all impact situations demonstrating that Ribcap can prevent from injury in a velocity range of 2.9 m/s to about 3.5 m/s.

Our patient and family panels prefer the Ribcap style, feel, and comfort. The philosophy of Ribcap is to maintain an active lifestyle with attention to safety but not sacrificing style and they were tested for both indoor and outdoor use.

Patients gain autonomy by being able to choose which type of device they are interested in, and are able to chose colors according to availability.

Kira Vladimirovna Voronkova
Vice President of the Association of Epileptologists and Patients


Today, more and more technologies and items are emerging to prevent falls, monitoring and notification systems are being developed for relatives and medical personnel about the fall (for example, “smart” socks, bracelets, shockproof caps and helmets, etc.). The doctor should always ask the patient two questions: “Do your attacks occur with injuries? What injuries did you receive? ” And if the patient says that his seizures are accompanied by injuries and, especially, that there were already head injuries, then this should be a serious signal for the doctor not only to prescribe adequate therapy or adjust the circuits, but also to protect the patient from falls by mechanical means of protection.

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