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Personal Armour Systems Symposium

overlayBiokinetics will be at the PASS in Amsterdam on Sep. 19th-23rd to discuss behind armour blunt trauma (BABT) assessment methods. While there are more biofidelic methods to measure the underlying trauma from the backface of armour impacting the head or torso, an understanding of the measurements, their accuracy and repeatability are essential for their consideration as a standard for evaluating the safety of products. Drop by and see how we can help solve your challenges from ballistic, blast and blunt impact threats.

Celebrating 40 Years!

bio_40_3We have been Making an Impact on Safety for 40 years! Over four decades we have marched ahead, tackling injuries in sports, driving down automotive fatalities and defeating ballistic threats to our soldiers and police officers. Our expertise truly makes a difference, first by understanding the limits of human injury and then by creating systems to make them less likely to happen. We do this by effective product standards, realistic performance specifications and rigorous testing of protective systems that truly deliver the goods. Our name is our bond and you can continue to trust Biokinetics and Associates Ltd. for the next forty years

Taking a Stab at Updating Armour Standards

stabBody armour standards for stab resistance better represent street threats than those encountered in a prison or corrections environment. It was speculated that the inferior materials and manufacturing techniques of correctional threats should result in poorer performing weapons thereby allowing lighter and more flexible body armour to be worn. Characterization of these threats, however, had not been conducted and their true performance was not known. Therefore, a study was carried out to characterize threats obtained from several correctional institutions across the United States. A novel ranking technique along with test methodologies for tip and edge sharpness and weapon system performance were developed allowing the more aggressive threats to be identified.  These were then simplified into blade and spike exemplars for adoption into the revisions of the NIJ 0115.00 test methodology.  Read about the current developments in the Personal Armour Systems Symposium 2014 paper ...

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