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Design and Development of a Blunt-Trauma Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that includes a Load Stabilization harness, a set of Stab and Slash … Read More
Design and Development of a Blunt-Trauma Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that includes a Load Stabilization harness, a set of Stab and Slash Resistant Composite Armor Plates, and a Passive Cooling System. This equipment is a marvel of Ergonomics resulting in outstanding Flexibility, Mobility, and Range of Motion, while offering Superior Protection and being compliant with the CAN/CSA Z617-06 standard. Read Less
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R4-E Personal Protective Equipment
for Crowd Management and Corrections
In today's world, the law enforcement personnel responsible for managing civil disturbances are increasingly exposed to a diverse range of serious threats, while operating in a wide range of environments and situations. The potential threats in civil disturbance and correctional facilities management range from strikes or impacts from fist, feet, heavy objects, thrown objects, and blunt-force weapons as a result can cause serious injury or even death.

Mawashi’s latest Crowd Control PPE, the R4-E Blunt-Trauma Protective Suit complies with CSA Z617-06 Impact Attenuation for the upper and lower body with specific protection levels and coverage for the shoulders, torso, chest, abdomen, back, spine, elbows, forearms, biceps, groin, hips/pelvis, thighs, knees, and shins areas. The suit provides solid protection while being completely mobile, flexible and remains cool and comfortable.
> Biomimicry Approach
Biomimicry Approach - Inspiration from an Armadillidium Vulgare to develop articulated rigid armor plates to enhance the mobility and flexibility of protective suits.
> 3D Scanning of the Human Body
3D Scanning of different sizes and shapes of human backs.
Design of a Biomimicry-enhanced back plate with reinforced ribs inspired by the structure of horned animals.
> CAD design of torso plates with Biomimicry-enhanced Ribs
3D Rendering of the four articulated plates forming the Highly Mobile Front Armor.
> Compression Forming of Kevlar Plates in a Male-Female Mold 
Prototype of the Hybrid Composite Armor Plates
> The Finished Product
> Load-Carriage Harness to balance and stabilize the protective plates
> Complete Ease and Range of Motion
> Full Coverage of the Knee Joint with Quick-Release Mecanisms
> 300 Suits Delivered and Fitted in time for the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto