Chiton-Inspired Flexible Body Armor

Chiton-Inspired Flexible Body Armor
A flexible but strong body armor inspired by sea creatures provides protection without hindering maneuverability.

The body armor was developed by a team from Virginia Tech, who took inspiration from the moveable, overlapping scale of the chiton. The 3D-printed armor is made up of hard scale-like segments mounted to a flexible material, which allows it to move with the wearer. However, when the scales are subjected to external forces, they will move together to create an impact-resistant barrier.

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People might want to pimp clothes themselves with convertible elements for fun or safety.
Posted by Uolevi Kattun on December 16, 2019

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