J. Blaszczyk et al., "Individualisation of Multifunctional, Concealed Body Armour's Design - Acronym: SECRET", in Proc. of 5th Int. Conf. on 3D Body Scanning Technologies, Lugano, Switzerland, 2014, pp. 99-101, doi:10.15221/14.099.
Individualisation of Multifunctional, Concealed Body Armour's Design - Acronym: SECRET
J. Blaszczyk, M. Fejdys, G. Grabowska, E. Maklewska, M. Struszczyk, D. Zielinska
Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, Lodz, Poland
The main objective of the project "Individualization of multifunctional, concealed body armour (ballistic vest) design" is to develop a procedure for individualization of the construction of concealable ballistic vest to be worn under the clothing, based on the 3-dimensional (3D) scanning technology.
3D scanning technology involves the use of a novel non-contact method of acquiring the anthropometric data, which is the most accurate method of human body measurement.
Application of this method allows for fast, professional determination of the size and shape of the ballistic vests, taking into account the specifics of an individual wearer's silhouette. Such a vest protects the most vital internal organs of the user against wound from firearms bullets and is intended for discrete personal protection.
An essential part of the process of the vest individualization, will be the use specialized software that allows for automatic adjustment of standard templates to individual user dimensions. Another software will enable the visualization of the product and assessing the degree of fit and drape on the avatar, that simulates the body shape of individual user. The vest should ensure increased user comfort and freedom of movement due to proper anatomical design.
The special clothing products of the ballistic vest type are usually stiff, hardly adjustable to the individual shape of an user. Applying the 3D scanning technology will enable achieving the best fitting a vest to the individual size of user, respecting the characteristics of the wearer's physique.
Currently, in order to match a ballistic vest to the needs of an individual user, the right size of vest is selected from the manufacturer's offer, who mostly offer 3 up to 5 sizes of a product. The vests are usually equipped with a special fastening system, that adjusts properly vest. The project proposes a method, which takes the laser measurement of the human figure into account, and supports automatic adjustment of standard templates to individual user profile, will refine the process of developing a vest tailored to the needs of an individual customer and significantly reduce the time of manufacturing such a vest. This method brings also a number of other benefits that will be presented during the project.
It will be developed also the procedures of privacy protection that will ensure the protection of storage and processing of gathered data according to related polish and EU law documents.
It is expected that results of the project - the implementation of new products, new innovative technology and procedure solutions, will reduce the number of adverse events in production of chosen personal equipment.
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