independent research - hockey 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I have been assigned a physics project to do over the break. I need to research the design and use of a piece of protective equipment - I have decided on hockey equipment. 2. The attempt at a solution The most obvious feature is that the equipment creates a larger distance over which the object can decelerate before hitting the body. I have read on some companies' websites that the equipment actually redirects impact away from sensitive areas (knees, shins, etc.). I appreciate any suggestions of other safety design features I can focus on. I was also thinking of doing the assignment on paintball - specifically how the mask is used to keep players safe. I'm having trouble deciding which one would include more applications of physics.