BODYGUARD FOR THE FEET
NEED FOR PREVENTION
TRIPPING AND TWISTING ANKLES
A great many accidents at work are caused by tripping, slipping, twisting the ankle or falling. Sprains, dislocations or torn ligaments are among the most common injuries. Such an accident is usually painful and cost-intensive – and can threaten the existence of a small company. If the employee is unable to work for weeks on end, there is a risk of production downtime or orders remaining unprocessed.
PROTECTION AGAINST TWISTING THE ANKLE
More than half of all foot injuries are sprains, dislocations or injuries of the ligaments. BIOMEX PROTECTION© stabilises the ankle in its natural movement and protects it against these hazards.
BIOMEX PROTECTION© shoe systems are based on the anatomical movement axes of the ankle joints. In contrast to other joint protection systems, the shoe remains pleasantly light and flexible thanks to BIOMEX PROTECTION©.
Reduced risk of accidents
through biomechanical support
HOW IT FUNCTIONS
The cuff is firmly “anchored” in the area of the midsole. When tensile and compressive forces act simultaneously – as is often the case with twisting accidents – they give the foot optimum stability. They also follows the natural movement axes of the joints in the foot and knee as they move towards the centre of the body. This reduces the risk of twisting considerably.
- biomechanical construction
- optimal protection function for the ankle joints
- stirrup technology for high stability
- lightweight plastic
- great flexibility when walking & kneeling
- very comfortable
ASYMMETRIC MOVEMENT AXES
The biomechanical BIOMEX PROTECTION© technology takes into account the natural, asymmetrical movement axes of the foot and lower leg. The cuff is constructed asymmetrically and when the foot is moved, it positions itself protectively in front of the ligaments. It also reduces lever force from the forefoot to the ankle joint and outer ligaments.
HEALTH AND COMFORT
GENTLE TO THE JOINTS
The cuff does not stiffen the shoe in the rear foot area. On the contrary: Their asymmetry is copied from nature, and therefore the joints of the foot and knee can move naturally and are less stressed. Ailments can be effectively prevented in this way.
Even the hips and back benefit from the natural movement sequence and are less stressed. This is because the muscles, joints and ligaments of the musculoskeletal system are not independent “individual parts”, but form a connected, functional system. If one component is impaired, it affects the functionality of all the others and ultimately causes complaints of various kinds – like a type of chain reaction. The BIOMEX PROTECTION© cuff prevents such negative developments.
Due to the asymmetrical construction, the pivot points of the cuff are diagonally offset in line with the movement axes of the foot, lower leg and knee, thus supporting the natural axes of the musculoskeletal system. This makes the movements easy. Since the flexible cuff is on the outside of the shoe, it is also not felt by the foot.
The highly flexible design of the cuff does not weigh down either foot or shoe. You don’t notice it very much at all, and you only aware of it when it protects your ankle from buckling. The biomechanical cuff makes the shoe even more comfortable.
COSTS OF ACCIDENTS
Every day, more than 1,000 accidents caused by falls are suffered in German companies, an above average number of which have such serious consequences that they result in the total or partial incapacity of those affected. This makes falling and twisting accidents four to five times more expensive than other industrial accidents. This is also felt by the companies who have to bear the consequential costs of such accidents.
The economic costs of lost working hours, for example, which the German economy incurs as a result of falling and twisting accidents, are already estimated at 8 billion Euros. And the employers’ liability insurance associations alone have to spend around 330 million Euros annually for the follow-up costs for accidents in the workplace.
Just one day’s absence from work costs more than a pair of safety shoes with BIOMEX PROTECTION© technology.
ADDED VALUE FOR EMPLOYEES
Proven by long years of experience: The technology has become very successful. In the meantime there has been a lot of positive feedback from the PPE (personal protective equipment) sector.
Of course, it cannot be guaranteed that accidents caused by falling or twisting can be completely avoided. But you can successfully prevent them, and if they happen anyway, they are less serious in their consequences.
Twisting accidents with injuries to ligaments, muscles and joints are often very painful, complicated and protracted. In many cases, BIOMEX technology prevents this from happening in the first place. BIOMEX PROTECTION© can help avoid hospital stays and long downtimes with frequently difficult healing processes.