EMT Knee Padded Pants
Seth Katzman
Injuries
• In 2011 Dept. of Labor statistics:
• 7680 EMT reported injuries
• 780 Knee injuries
• 3050 Back injuries

• 900...
Stabilization
• Every day occurrence on
job
• To prevent further injury
• Must remain still for long
time
• Position is un...
Interest
• Survey:
• When holding stabilization how often do you have
knee discomfort?
• Always – 23%
• Sometimes – 52%
• ...
Current product availability
• Tactical 511
• Knee pad inserts

for special pants

• Expensive & wears out easily

• Rep s...
My idea
• Built in cushioning around
knee area
• Won’t move
• Dual layered pants with
PORON in middle

• Combination of 2 ...
Price
• Average price for a pair of EMT pants $50

• People willing to spend between $40-$100
• Average was about $70
Future plan
• Prototype
• Startup materials requires lots of money
• $197.18/both sheets
• $6.20/pants

• Test Prototype i...
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EMT Pants

  1. 1. EMT Knee Padded Pants Seth Katzman
  2. 2. Injuries • In 2011 Dept. of Labor statistics: • 7680 EMT reported injuries • 780 Knee injuries • 3050 Back injuries • 900 caused by worker position
  3. 3. Stabilization • Every day occurrence on job • To prevent further injury • Must remain still for long time • Position is uncomfortable • Compensate with back
  4. 4. Interest • Survey: • When holding stabilization how often do you have knee discomfort? • Always – 23% • Sometimes – 52% • Never – 25% • Would you prefer to wear EMT pants with knee pads/cushions built in, rather than regular EMT pants? • Yes – 42% • No – 58% • Addresses reasoning for not wanting them
  5. 5. Current product availability • Tactical 511 • Knee pad inserts for special pants • Expensive & wears out easily • Rep said people don’t buy • Reviews: • Too bulky • Moves too much • In survey 89% of people do not wear braces/knee supports
  6. 6. My idea • Built in cushioning around knee area • Won’t move • Dual layered pants with PORON in middle • Combination of 2 PORON materials • Material recommended by knee surgeon, physical therapist & cast supplier • Washable • Flexible • Less than an inch thick
  7. 7. Price • Average price for a pair of EMT pants $50 • People willing to spend between $40-$100 • Average was about $70
  8. 8. Future plan • Prototype • Startup materials requires lots of money • $197.18/both sheets • $6.20/pants • Test Prototype in industry and personal wear • Revise
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