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Achilles Guard

Protection of the physical integrity of the human being, specifically, better protection for soccer players, and others sports like Rugby...

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In recent times the sport is played with increasing roughness and violence, in soccer is especially important the protection of the legs, players have long sought to better protect their physical integrity, some use bandages in excess to protect the area of the ankles, however this may affect their mobility in the game, according to the rules of FIFA, the use of shin guards is mandatory, but the Achilles tendon area has been neglected.

Why protect the front area of the leg and expose the back of the Achilles tendon?

The FIFA regulations state that " A the player can use equipment other than the basic equipment provided its sole purpose is to protect it physically and does not pose any danger to him or any other player".

Then the protector device that I present "Achilles Guard", is perfectly applicable to provide a more complete proteccion to the player without affecting its normal performance in the game of soccer, because it is not dangerous for the other players and it allows him to play with more confidence and unfoldment to "feel" and "be" more sure of preserving their integrity intact physical

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  • Laminated PU Foam
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  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Synthetic Leather

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  • Prototyping

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What inspired this idea?

When I played socer never thought to protect the area of Achilles, however when I "see" the games of socer as a spectator was when I realized that this area remains at risk, there are many images of this in the media, only that usually these kicks are not seen in the first place.

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

I studied law at UNAM of Mexico; since 2013 we started this idea and with a little support we can benefit people with our "useful" products, my brother works in the public sector of health, I work as an interviewer, We are ready for this! we have...

In what city are you located?

Mexico city.

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Sole proprietor

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

It will be great to be able to win, we will use the award to create the structure of our enterprise, create quality content to develop a website, and start the production of Achilles Guard at the industrial level and expand our business in the form of a franchise with the intellectual property that we have, it will also help us to manage intellectual property rights in the future.

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Hi Héctor,

A reminder that the ideas phase of this Challenge closes in less than one hour, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Please have your submission updated by this deadline with content to all proposal questions complete.

Excited to have you in the Challenge!