APIS Goalie Glove
Done in collaboration with the UW women’s club soccer team, the APIS goalie glove incorporates padding technology strong enough to protect players without sacrificing their performance ability. The most common injuries among the players in the goalie position are hyperextension of the index and pinky finger, as well as wrist strain. These injuries were the main focus point of the rigid, yet flexible design as they were not adequately addressed in goalies’ current equipment. The APIS glove utilizes geometric padding that is able to lock against itself when forced backwards, providing a rigid structure to prevent hyperextension upon impact. The same pattern creates flexibility for the forward movement of the fingers, therefore allowing full range of motion during a game.