Student helps to prevent runners’ knee injuries

Amy Deeprose SUS-150625-121832001
Amy Deeprose SUS-150625-121832001

A former Park College student has created jogging bottoms for runners that help alleviate injuries to their knees.

Amy Deeprose, 23, wanted to help reduce the impact of poor technique on amateur runners.

She developed the Inertia prototype - part of the trend towards wearable technology - for her final-year project at Brunel University London.

The joggers act by monitoring the knees and providing extra support when technique is poor. They will also help improve running style.

Amy said, “There are an increasing number of people taking up running, as it is an accessible sport and less costly than gym membership.

“The aim of the project is to promote injury awareness and running technique by giving the user the independence they need whilst providing them with feedback and support.

“A growing market exists of wearable technology taking advantage of the population’s ever-growing desire for lifestyle improvements.”

Amy, who attended Park College in Eastbourne, was selected to have her project shown at the prestigious Made in Brunel Fresh Perspectives Exhibition on the South Bank.

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