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Prevention is the cure that's never too late.

Falls that fracture can be prevented, but the current pads are cumbersome and awkward.

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How does your research relate to the Challenge?

My research determined a simple lightweight and easy to wear protective pad system that will prevent fractures.

Tell us about your research:

I examined all of the existing protective gear that can prevent a fracture from common falls.

What is an insight, question, or provocation that might inspire others during this challenge?

Lines of zero expansion. Non concentric Easily donned Shock absorbing

Tell us about yourself

I'm an independent inventor who grew up at the dawn of skateboarding. I put my paramedic and design skills toward the task of solving most major problems with padding today.

(Optional) What might you need to understand to be successful in the Ideas Phase ahead?

Prototyping funding Materials research Marketing

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Thanks om G for sharing your insights in the Research Phase! What ideas did your findings spark? Now is the time to share them in the Ideas Phase!

As you work on your submission, be sure to check out the following resources:
1] Challenge Personas and Journey Map: These stories provide a window into the lives of older adults and the health system, for which you are designing
2] Resources Page: This collection of resources spans osteoporosis, designing for health, and the Challenge process to support you in crafting your submission.
3] Evaluation Criteria: This is the criteria against which we will be evaluating your ideas. We highly suggest revisiting this throughout the Challenge process.
https://www.openideo.com/content/healthy-bones-additional-resources

Submissions must be published on the OpenIDEO platform by July 3rd at 5 p.m. PST - but we HIGHLY encourage you to upload the first draft of your submission sooner rather than later, so our community team has time to provide feedback on your idea and because it’s just more fun.

Let me know if you have any questions. We'll also be hosting Office Hours on June 5th 8:30AM PST. Add it to your calendar or save this link to join. [https://ideo.zoom.us/j/680604401]

See you in the Ideas Phase,
Manisha
OpenIDEO Community Fellow

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