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LEG GUARD

AREA

TYPE

PRODUCT

MATERIAL

ATHLETIC APPAREL

SPORT INJURY

SOCCER LEG GUARD

FABRIC 

MADE IN SAN JOSE

FALL 2018

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design.

prototype.

test.

repeat.

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01. Design product that improves current protection of weak points below the knee to prevent future injuries

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02. Design, prototype, test, repeat is the life cycle of ergonomics. These four steps guided my process to improve a sports injury product.

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 FOOTHILL WOMEN'S

 SOCCER TEAM

In collaboration with SJSU ID

RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP WITH COACH OWEN FLANNERY.

I HEADED TO LOS ALTOS, CA TO CONDUCT ERGONOMIC TESTING WITH FOOTHILL WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM.

A DOCIMENTATION OF USER TETING

BY NATALIA BALTAZAR

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03. Leg guard model 1.0 focused on preliminary pad placement, form, and material. The overall design was derived from prior interviews with the players and testing with the Storelli leg guard.

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model 001

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60%

60%

60%

60% of users disagree that the leg guard padding interferes with their performance on the field

60% of users agree that the padding is too bulky 

60% of users strongly agree that the leg guard padding is lightweight

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04. Leg guard model 2.0 utilized more breathable fabric throughout the product. Around the ankle area thinner pads that could still absorb high impact strikes were implemented.

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model 002

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40%

60%

80%

80% of users strongly agree that the leg guard padding is lightweight

60% of users strongly disagree that the leg guard padding interferes with their performance on the field

40% of users agree that the leg guard padding is too bulky

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LEG GUARD

Leg guard prototype provides protection without interfering with the user's performance. Additionally, it allows for the possibility of easily customizable padding. This option allows the user to personalize their protective gear as they see fit. 

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by
natalia
baltazar