The new protection for your ankles

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Protecting Performance

Protection and freedom of movement in one: the bandage with intelligent mini piston works like a seat belt in a car. You put on the joint protection and continue to enjoy high range of movement. The system is only activated when a critical situation arises, to lower the risk of ankle injury. If your foot twists outwards, the system stabilizes your ankle in a flash. When the danger is over, the BG PROTECTION SYSTEM is automatically released. You can move your foot naturally again immediately.

This is what the BG PROTECTION SYSTEM from BETTERGUARDS offers you:

  • Stabilization when twisting or twisting the ankle

  • Preventing or reducing the severity of lateral ankle injuries such as torn ligaments or sprains

  • easy handling and individual adjustment to your foot shape

  • natural freedom of movement and high comfort

  • no impairment during the sport

The heart of our product:

The patented mini piston BG POWER

The multi-patented BG POWER is the core of our ankle protection and the result of intensive research. It sits on the outside of the ankle and works there like a shock absorber: a mini piston works together with an intelligent fluid system. This combination allows the system to be activated immediately in the event of risky movements.

This is the BG POWER:

  • Combination of micro hydraulics and fluid system

  • activates within a few milliseconds in critical situations

  • function even with changing external conditions and high requirements

  • developed and produced in Germany according to DIN ISO 9001 standards

Umknickplattform für Volleyball


Innovation, Validation, Evidence.

Due to the high degree of innovation of the BG PROTECTION system, a lot had to be rethought. For the first time, the question of joint protection at a high rate of ankle twisting was asked. The problem: Up until now, freedom of movement has hardly been studied in connection with orthoses. There were hardly any suitable test benches for the new properties of the system.

BETTERGUARDS made a virtue of necessity. Various test benches were developed to validate the development steps. Evidence- based studies for the independent evaluation of the system were carried out together with clinical partners. The BG PROTECTION system offers the opportunity to completely rethink prevention. We call this great research drive, breaking new ground and thinking differently in order to get the best out of the athlete.

Internal Validation

Our goal: BETTERGUARDS has set itself the task of developing the most innovative ankle protection in the world. Our system should both protect athletes and be accepted and supported by the sports world.

Our approach:
Models and test benches, scientific studies and testers - we attach great importance to valid and evidence-based research results.

  • Tilting Platform:
    Evaluation of the protective effect in simulated twisting with and without BETTERGUARDS.
  • Ankle Joint Test Bench:
    Evaluation of the protective effect of the BG PROTECTION system on an artificial foot model.
  • Gait Simulation Test Bench: Evaluation of the longevity of the BG PROTECTION SYSTEM at different running speeds and in combination with different shoe types using artificial ankle joints.

Gewinner des Lightweight Award 2023

The Lightweight Awards were presented for the first time in Berlin on 24 May 2023. Companies from Berlin were able to apply for the innovation prize for lightweight solutions in five different categories. Betterguards won in the "Healthcare" category!

Read the article about the Lightweight Award now


External Studies

The external examination and evaluation of our technology is and remains a key factor for the initial product development and further development of our products. It is an important source of information for our innovative strength and our drive from the science of injury prevention.

Find out more about the studies we have conducted:

Julius Wolff Institut


  • BETTERGUARDS actively limits the extent of inversion in the event of a twisted ankle
  • Unaffected sagittal plane kinematics at the knee and ankle
  • There is no restriction in sagittal freedom of movement with normal movements
Efficacy Study
IFD Hochschule Offenburg


  • Greater freedom of movement than permanently stabilizing bandages and orthoses
  • Higher user acceptance of the BG PROTECTION system compared to comparable products
  • Equivalent protective effect against twisting as stiff orthoses
VBG Hochschule Offenburg


(currently in progress)

  • Analysis of the frequency of injuries to the ankle with BETTERGUARDS
  • Implementation in professional German handball, basketball and volleyball teams
  • Observation period at least 1 year, initiated by the VBG
Betterguards gewinnt den Sports Technology Award 2023

Gewinner des Sports Technology Award 2023

It's official! In February we were nominated - in June Betterguards wins the Sports Technology Award and inspires the Wagner brothers of the NBA, Franz Wagner and Moritz Wagner. They also recommend The BetterGuard and know how important it is to optimally protect their joints.

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