We have developed the Closed Pocket hip protector to cater to people living with dementia. The foam shields are sewn into the pockets and cannot be removed from the underwear. The underwear is made from 93% combed cotton and 7% elastane and features seams that are flat instead of the more common ridge-type overlocked seam. The flatlock seam and will not create pressure sores on sensitive skin as there are no ridges. The shields are made from soft memory foam which allows them to be worn in bed.
The foam shields have been tested to the only Standard available and are shown to absorb high levels of impact should a fall occur. It is the shields that will protect the hip in a fall and you want to be sure they work well. Please see the testing results on the "Testing Evidence" page or follow this link to see an article published in the Osteoporosis International Journal where the leading shields are ranked from best to worst for absorbing impacts.