Soccer Leg Guard
MADE IN SAN JOSE
Leg Guard improves current protection of weak points below the knee to prevent future injuries. It 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.
Athletes who participate in soccer are more susceptible to below the knee injuries. This is due to the particular physical interactions of the sport and using equipment that does not provide enough protection for the user.
Leg guard model 001 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.
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.
list of user tasks
sprint across field
dribble across field
pass the ball
scrimmage with teammates
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.
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.