The World Health Organization recently reported that head injuries will soon be the leading cause of long-term disability; but how many of those injuries could be avoided, and how can those at risk of falls and injuries better protect themselves? Medical helmets have existed for years but come with a lingering stigma, confused stares, lack of style, and have historically been intended for orthopaedic use.
One company has gone above and beyond to bridge the gap between safety and style to create a new category of adaptive fashion to prevent falls and injuries for the at risk community while simultaneously providing an extra layer of protection for those who are not at risk. Ribcap is the world’s first fashionable soft shell helmet designed to protect the head from impact without compromising style and individuality.
Revolutionizing the adaptive fashion industry, Ribcap is on a mission to change the lives of the fall risk community while promoting an active lifestyle without any barriers or stigmatization. The first and only brand on the market to be BSI tested, Ribcap’s daily use design mimics popular headwear such as a ball cap, beanie, or bucket hat; whereas other medical helmet manufacturers focus on sports and orthopaedics with lackluster design.
Ribcap manufactures each helmet using medical-grade specially formulated and patented polyurethane foam technology, proven to withstand significant and repeated impact. This liquid foam takes the shape of the mold, solidifying to offer a more organic fit that adheres to the body’s natural curvature. Comfortable, breathable, and stylish, Ribcap helmets act as the perfect barrier to any falls or injuries that could have resulted in significant injury.
Fashionable, protective, and comfortable, Ribcap helmets have welcomed and praised by the medical community for their innovative technology, sleek design, and commitment to preserving individuality for those who are at risk of falls or injury including seniors, children, and those with neurological conditions such as autism, epilepsy, Parkinsons, and more. As Ribcap embarks on its journey to create a more inclusive adaptive fashion environment, it will expand their products offerings to include protective bodywear in addition to its flagship helmets.
“In the past other devices, helmets, hats, and caps have been designed without thought to how they make the wearer look. Ribcap has changed that by pairing innovative, evidence-based technology for injury prevention with attractive styles that encourage people to wear them without embarrassment or dread. As a clinician and scientist focused on falls and injury prevention.” – Dr. Amy Hester, Ph.D., RN, BC, Chief Scientific Officer, Co-Founder & Chairwoman of the Board of HD Nursing, LLC
The global market for clothing geared towards physically disabled people with medical issues is expected to grow from $278.9 billion in 2017 to $400 billion by 2026. Ribcap is leading this change by focusing on innovative helmets that address user’s needs and desired specifications. Customers who use Ribcap helmets have reported a renewed sense of self as they regain their mobility, freedom, independency.
Through proof of concept, dedication to innovation, and unwavering commitment to safety; Ribcap’s purpose-driven vision has come to fruition as revolutionize the adaptive fashion industry, piece by piece.
To learn more about Ribcap, please visit: https://ribcap.com/
Ribcap is the world’s first fashionable soft shell helmet made for both medical and daily use. Manufactured with medical-grade materials, Ribcap is designed to protect loved ones from head and body injuries that can occur from age-related balance issues, falls, seizure activity, headbanging, sensory sensitivity, and other neurological disorders. Founded in 2015, Ribcap is revolutionizing the adaptive fashion industry to provide a purpose-driven solution for an underserved community. By crafting a fashionable helmet for everyday use, Ribcap is breaking stigmas surrounding medical helmets, replacing them with an adaptive fashion solution rooted in safety.