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Ballistic Blunt Trauma

BTTR_lgbThe resistance of soft body armour to ballistic blunt trauma is currently evaluated by different test methods specified by the NIJ and HOSDB. The relationship of these methods and the newly proposed Blunt Trauma Torso Rig (BTTR) to human injury mechanisms is not well-understood. A recent study employing real-world injury data aims to answer this question. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) and the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) have sponsored programs that are working with real-life cases involving protected officers who have survived ballistic trauma and correlating the results to data obtained with NIJ, CAST and BTTR test methods. The work has been conducted by Biokinetics and Wayne State University in conjunction with the International Association of Chiefs of Police/DuPontTM Kevlar® Survivors’ Club®. Further details can be found in the 2012 paper...

Aged Body Armour

Aged_Armour_lgbThe degradation of soft body armor performance is largely undocumented. As a result, police forces in Canada and the U.S. have no basis for replacing their body armor. An ongoing study is aiming at getting the answers that will help police forces. Upon request of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) has investigated the performance of in-service armour with the intent of developing an aged armour replacement protocol to help to ensure effectiveness of police body armour. For more information, please read the 2012 paper…

eDocuments

overlayAccess test data at anytime, anywhere. It is now quick and easy to access your test data and status reports with our eDocuments system. Clients can now login to Biokinetics’ secure web site and have immediate access to their confidential test reports for downloading. It is a great way to share data with designated colleagues and to keep a history of all of your testing. Upon request, we will setup your account and issue you an access key. Contact us

October 2010

Implant_Test_ShdBiokinetics ballistics test lab was recently featured in William Shatner’s Weird or What? television series. Our technicians investigated the bullet-stopping capacity of breast implants to shed some light on a weird claim that a woman’s life was spared by her implant. See Episode 8 to stay abreast of this development...

 

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