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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 ...

Biokinetics Lab is Official

Biokinetics recently demonstrated that our ballistics test methodology and processes are sound after a rigorous inter-laboratory study with the Munitions Experimental Test Centre (METC) of the Department of National Defence resulting in a high level of ballistics data correlation. Biokinetics is also recognized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Facial Protection Evaluation

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Facial and mandible guards for ballistic helmets have the potential to protect against blunt impact, ballistic and blast threats.  However a credible and relevant testing methodology is needed to determine their true protective capacity.  The new Mandible Load Sensing Headform (MLSH) was used as the basis of a new evaluation protocol for ballistic helmet mandible guards.  Ballistic helmets have traditionally protected the head from ballistic and blunt impacts but offered no protection to the face and mandible.  New guards have been introduced to extend protection to these critical areas.  A new test methodology was developed using an enhanced MLSH with mandible sensors for measuring load distribution and focal injury assessment as detailed in the 2014 paper...

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