Although there were knee protectors already on the market, the design of the Recoil Kneepad featured a distinctive spring mechanism to allow pivoting and absorption of energy on impact.
Working with i4 was great, the team was fantastic in not only carrying out the design work to turn the idea into reality, but also in keeping me involved in the design process and allowing me to put the theory I had learned at university into practice. Working through the design process in detailed stages with clear outcomes to each stage helped to budget the project – which for a start-up is extremely beneficial.
The team were also really supportive of helping me to develop my own manufacturing and mechanical engineering knowledge by allowing me to get the sleeves rolled up and work on some of the stages alongside them – which for me was invaluable experience. I couldn’t recommend i4 enough – they are very approachable, very understanding, and very transparent with costs. They listen to the client and work with the client to develop a product of the highest quality that meets the requirements of the brief
Victoria Hamilton, Founder of Recoil Kneepads