Prevent Products, Inc. Introduces the GeriHip® With New PPI-RAP™ Foam

Oct 14, 2015, 18:43 ET from Prevent Products, Inc.

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GeriHip® The Original Hip Protector

Prevent Products, Inc. introduces NEW Hi-tech Hip Protection

Prevent Products, Inc., of St. Paul, Minnesota, introduces new, better hip protectors that feature PPI-RAP™ (Rapid Absorption Polymer), a new foam technology that rapidly absorbs impact shock. This new foam works on a molecular level to provide superior hip protection in a comfortable, flattering new way:

  • 60% more protection
  • 40% thinner
  • Contours to the natural body shape
  • Microban® Antimicrobial Product Protection that kills 99% of germs

"We are transforming the latest technology that works for skaters and snowboarders, to help their grandparents!" said Prevent Products, Inc.'s President, Mario M. Garcia.

Dr. Mario C. Garcia founded Prevent Products, Inc. in 1986 to produce preventative care solutions.  Now, scientists have developed the optimal balance of high impact force absorption and soft contouring foam with antimicrobial protection.  Prevent Products, Inc. is introducing this new technology to help shield fragile hips.

A proprietary, soft-contouring product of nanotechnology, PPI-RAP™ foam instantly dissipates force, absorbing up to 90% of energy at impact (as measured according to ASTM F1614-C). PP-RAP™ is soft when at rest, above the "glass transition temperature" (Tg) of the urethane molecules. When stressed at a high rate or impacted quickly, the Tg of the material reaches the point when the urethane momentarily "freezes" - like water freezing into ice. When this happens, the material firms to form a protective shell that shields and absorbs impact better than other protective foams currently available.

President Mario M. Garcia announced, "The new, improved GeriHip® is our first collaboration with Viemeister Industries and Yeadon Space Agency. Together, we are bringing new technologies and user-centered design to our suite of preventative care products."

"Leveraging smart materials, nanotechnology, and design thinking, the products currently under development will offer new advancements in preventative care in the nursing home, hospital, and home healthcare markets," declared designer Tucker Viemeister.

Viemeister Industries, one of the creators of the OXO GoodGrip kitchen tools, designs integrated brands, products and places that make things work for most people, are economical to produce and, of course, are beautiful. Balancing these often-conflicting complexities is how they measure success. www.viemeisterindustries.com

Yeadon Space Agency is a design innovation company in NYC that was founded by architect and professor, Peter Yeadon. The agency works on projects that exploit emergent materials with novel properties, with the aim of making original, inventive contributions to architecture and industrial design.  www.yeadonspaceagency.com

Prevent Products, Inc. was founded in 1986. Since then, Prevent Products, Inc. has provided products for healthier and safer lifestyles in the nursing home, hospital and home healthcare markets across North America.   Contact: Mario M. Garcia:  800.234.8291 www.preventproducts.com

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