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Help us design our future prevention knee brace!

Decathlon wants to innovate on the supports of tomorrow in order to better support athletes in their practice. Health is a major issue at Decathlon and we want all DECATHLONIANS to have a good quality of life. A suitable and well-equipped practice allows each athlete to practice more peacefully and for longer.

The movement very often occurs through our musculoskeletal system, so we must take care of it and support it in its momentum. The knee, one of the joints of this device, like the foot, ankle and hip, allows forces to be absorbed and transformed into kinetic energy. This work exposes the knee joint to certain stresses and sometimes injuries. Many athletes use knee braces after injury to continue practicing and/or relieve pain.

  • But what if we thought differently ? Would it be possible to avoid getting to this point?
  • Certainly !
  • And if it also boosted our performance , wouldn’t that be magical ?
  • Magical no, but physiological yes! The development of this new technology is underway and we need you to make the technological magic happen!

Since August 2020 the project has been underway. Numerous studies have already been carried out in the laboratory, some of which have been carried out with some of you. A long-term test will close the year 2023. We will need you for this last step in order to validate the final product , its arrival in stores is planned for June/July 2024 !