Tactical Ballistic Shield Test in Blast Injury Mitigation Study

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Publication: Advances in Military Technology Vol. 13, No. 2 (2018) pp. 249-264

GTD Scientific published a study to compare the effectiveness of various Police tactical ballistic shields in the blast environment. The purpose of the study was to understand how a new technology (Advanced Impulse Reduction, AIR) reduces injury in shield users during an explosive event. Do shields of the same weight and size reduce injury by the same amount? Are heavier shields more protective than lighter shields? Over 52 sensors and an instrumented anthropomorphic test dummy revealed that traditional thinking about the blast event needs to change when considering injury severity and this new technology. Learn more about these results and the conclusions of the study by reading the full publication.

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