The purpose of this project is to look into the world of Motocross Neck and Spine protective devices and the many forms they take. Investigations have been made into the diverse range of protective equipment available and how it succeeds or fails in it’s chosen implementation.
Within many physically intensive fields such as Motocross users often put them selves in highly risky situations on purpose and these users still choose not to wear the appropriate protective equipment, but why?
Neck and Spinal injuries within Motocross and any sport are catastrophic to a person and their lifestyle causing stop all sporting activities and face challenges for the rest of their life. Motocross athletes suffer a range of different injuries like broken arms, legs, knees and collarbones but these injuries can be recovered from, where a neck or spinal injury has a 65% chance of paraplegia. Leaps and bounds have been taken within the industry like the Leatt brace, but they have introduced new issues and have not been progressive enough to achieve the ultimate in neck and spinal protective wear.
With Motocross athletes pushing the limits and the sport becoming increasingly dangerous, technology and design has had to constantly adapt to meet the needs of the user and to provide the best neck and spinal protection possible.