Biokinetics provides a comprehensive array of specialized testing equipment designed for the assessment of protective products, including but not limited to helmets, body armor, and mouth guards. Our equipment allows for the simulation of various threats, encompassing aspects such as mass, shape, and energy, to replicate real-world hazards or comply with established product performance standards. Whether you require turnkey solutions or custom-tailored equipment, our offerings are backed by established designs and exceptional technical support to fulfill your specific testing requirements.



Body Armour

The Mandible Load Sensing Headform (MLSH) can be used to assess the level of impact protection provided by facial/jaw guards by assessing the jaw forces and head accelerations. Behind armour effects from ballistics impacts or from blunt force impact can be investigated. The articulating jaw and human-like compliance also make it suitable for studying mouth guards and helmet retention strap loads.


Biokinetics provides a suite of custom fixtures to facilitate testing with the ballistics clay backing used in armour performance standards. Clay requires careful preparation, verification and handling during ballistics testing for repeatable and accurate assessment of performance. Our tools address the need to obtain consistent ballistic clay backings including preparation, transportation, repair and calibration. Furthermore, clay firmness must be controlled requiring temperature conditioning with our heating solution and verification with our steel ball impactor setup.

Speed and yaw

Ballistics testing requires repeatable and reproducible projectile strikes in terms of projectile impact speed and yaw. Biokinetics has developed custom tools, measurement sensors and analysis software to meet the exacting requirements of today’s ballistic performance standards and research needs. Emphasis is placed on their ease of use, accuracy and traceability where applicable.

testing and analysis

Executing ballistics test programs for research, compliance or quality control is a multi-faceted activity with documentation, methodological, analytical and certification requirements to comply with performance test standards, operating procedures, and quality management systems. Biokinetics has created custom software tools to facilitate both the routine and complex tasks encountered in ballistics testing. Briefly these involve test workflow software, testing aids and statistical analysis tools.

Clamp and Fixtures

Stab / Slash

The resistance of body armour to penetration from commercial or street weapons, such as knives or spikes, can be assessed with the Stab Test Apparatus designed to meet international law enforcement and military standards. The system provides the ability to test soft and hard armour meeting the stringent specifications from the U.S. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the U.K. Home Office Development Branch (HOSDB). Recent enhancements were made to adapt to hand-made threats found in correctional environments and to improve testing variability. Add-on hardware for slash testing has also been implemented in anticipation of meeting the latest ASTM standard for slash resistance as based on the HOSDB test methodology.