Falls are one of the most common causes of not only fractures, especially hips among elderly people, but are also the etiology for many traumatic brain injuries. This is where our energy absorbing material plays an essential role in geriatric wards at hospitals, in elderly community care, and in retirement homes to reduce injuries.
The floor is characterized by downward sloping pyramids on which a thinner linoleum carpet lies loosely without requiring gluing or other fastening. Tests show that the floor reduces the oblique impact from the height of 110 cm by over 60%. At present, the floor has two different degrees of hardness, depending on what is preferable to be used on the floor, such as trucks in the basement of, for instance, hospitals or other workstations.
This type of softer flooring should also have a substantial value for the general population at their workplaces, so as to feel comfortable during indoor activities. It is also highly suitable for inhouse sports’ areas. Tests show that our floor is twice as effective in reducing the impact acceleration compared to existing floors.