Ankle injuries account for a large number of lost work days among employees and are the third most common reason for absence. The injuries result in direct treatment costs totaling 1.3 billion euros. The use of safety footwear with integrated Betterguards Technology could help reduce lost productivity for employers and spare workers from painful ankle injuries.
In the process, workers retain a high range of motion due to the adaptive protection feature, which only triggers in critical situations. The concept drawing shows what such a safety shoe could look like in the future.