Proclavian has been designed based on much research to find out what’s common injury that motorcycle riders suffer after a crash. According to the designer, the common injury after a motorcycle crash is clavicle (collar bone) injuries. It’s really necessary to design personal protective equipment that could prevent or reduce the risk of damage in this area without limit the rider’s movement.
Proclavian is a shoulder garment that utilizes smart materials such as D3O and Sorbothane. D3O allows flexibility when moved slowly, but instantly lock together on a shock to absorb and disperse energy, before instantly returning to its flexible state. Having this unique characteristic, D3O has been used widely in impact protection equipments. Sorbothane is an extremely absorbent material that is designed to be skin and muscle like. These 2 materials work together with a rubber pouch which has thicker upper and lower walls, it’s been designed to direct the forces outwards away from the body without restrict any user movements.
Designer : Martin Harwood
The pads have been specifically positioned to reduce the risk of damage from chest impacts or shoulder impacts. The whole garment is rather stretchy, with a zip running down the middle. The reflectors allow the rider to be visible away from their motorbike. Proclavian fits over the riders jacket.
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