SUPPORT JACKET Bb+FIT SLIM

Among the “SUPPORT JACKET Bb+” series, which guides the wearer into a posture that is less stressful on the waist and body when lifting and lowering loads, standing, or working in a mid-back or forward leaning position, the “SUPPORT JACKET Bb+FIT SLIM” is a model designed for workability and comfort. Regardless of the type of work, it fits just right and reduces fatigue.

Form navigation function

Lumbar support function

Muscle function

Bone detachment function

Hip belt fitting system

Bb+ (Backbone Plus) concept

Structure

System that assists the lower back and the body

The cause of lower back problem are said to be frequent lifting movements and a slouching posture. The jacket gently reduced the strain on the lower back, guiding the wearers who tend to have bad posture at work towards an ideal aposture by helping abdominal and back muscles to function normally.

Bb+ (Backbone Plus) concept

The second backbone Bb+ (Backbone Plus) was developed to create another trunk, from the backbone to the pelvis. This Second Backbone has the same arch and moderate mobility as a human backbone, controlling increased pressure on intraspinal disks and maintaining a posture angle that puts less strain on the body.

Functions and Features

Form navigation function

By attaching the second backbone Bb+ (Backbone Plus) to the back of the jacket, it guides the spine and hips into an ideal posture.
It also reduces the great strain on the back and hips by reducing the stooping posture associated with work.

Lumbar support function

A large waist belt to stabilize and protect the lower back wraps around the spine, abdominal muscles, and back muscles. This maintains abdominal pressure and reduces strain on the hips and spine during work.

Muscle function

Based on ergonomics, the Muscle Belt is attached from the knee to the waist for leg muscle assistance. This assists the user’s ability to bend forward and get up during work, thereby reducing the burden on muscles.

Bone detachment function

The backbone can be removed and the cloth (fabric) part can be washed in a laundry net.
The main body can be easily attached after washing.

Hip belt fitting system

The tightening adjustment of the waist belt can be easily made with a dial.

Effect

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Effective in all working postures

Effective for work in all postures: upright, leaning forward, stooping, mid-back, and crouching.

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Measured pressure on lumbar disks

Measurement of pressure when raising and lowering a 10 kg load

■Comparison of body forward lean angle
・Without SUPPORT JACKET Bb+FIT SLIM : 67.7°
・With SUPPORT JACKET Bb+FIT SLIM : 59.9°

■The body forward lean angle improved significantly when wearing SUPPORT JACKET Bb+FIT SLIM.
The 7.8-9.7° decrease in body forward lean angle results in 6.3-8.1 kg decrease in immediate load pressure.

■The pressure reduction effect on the lumbar intervertebral discs when the same task is repeated 100 times over 5 days
6,300 to 8,100 kg (a decrease of 6 to 8 tons)
*The more often the task is performed, the greater the expected decrease in pressure.

*Calculation results based on a model with a height of 172 cm and weight of 64 kg.
*Methodology: 15 healthy adults (male and female) aged 20s engaged in lifting and unloading a 10 kg load 30 times in 10 minutes, both with and without wearing the product, following a metronome. The entire process was recorded on video. Analysis of the angles of the neck, body, knees, etc., was conducted on the final trial images. Evaluation was performed using REBA, an internationally recognized method for assessing the risk of occupational back pain (ISO/TR12296).

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Result of test on “effect of inducing good working posture” based on the SUPPORT JACKET Bb+ concept

The “SUPPORT JACKET Bb+” function to restrict a forward tilting angle of the body trunk, which helps workers to maintain good posture. The corset function and elastic fabric covering from the knees to the lower back provide significant assistance for body movements. Lower back pain prevention is a serious health issue being tackled as a national policy. This product is expected to exhibit a positive effect in diverse fields where lower back pain prevention measures are urgently required.

Mitsugu Yoneda,
Associate Professor (Health Science),Graduate Course of Rehabilitation Science, Faculty of Health Science, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kanazawa University

Introduction video

Introduction

How to put on

Size chart

Size (cm)SMLLL3L
Around the knee78~8886~9692~10498~110104~116
Waist circumference
(Pelvic circumference)
23~3126~3429~3732~4035~43
Height155~165162~172168~178174~186180~192

*Waist circumference is the circumference of the pelvis, not the waist (abdominal circumference). If in doubt, please choose a larger size.

Specification

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price

31,900 yen (including tax)

Type

Exoskeleton-type passive type

Color

Gray

Material

Polyester, nylon, polyurethane, polypropylene, POM, silicone, natural rubber, TGF, metal

Belt size

Front width 76mm – Rear width 115mm

Weight

Approx. 500g

Precautions for use

  • This product is not intended to treat physical ailments.
  • The effectiveness of the three functions claimed by this product may vary from person to person.
  • Please refrain from wearing this product if you have any of the following
    • Persons with injuries or diseases of poor circulation
    • Those with current injuries to the shoulders, chest, knees or wearing area
    • Those with scars, rashes, eczema, or other abnormalities
    • Those who are pregnant or may be pregnant
    • Persons with other medical conditions, etc.
  • Please wear the device correctly when using it.
  • If you feel any abnormality during use, discontinue use immediately.
  • Please stop using the product if it deteriorates, frayed, or torn over time.
  • Product specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • Please read the instruction manual carefully before use and use the product correctly.

Handling instructions

Click here to see the instruction manual for “SUPPORT JACKET Bb+FIT SLIM.

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