This bulletproof shield is 50 times less lightweight than a normal steel-shield
This shield is very lightweight and easy to use. It is easy to fold it when it is not in use and this thing made it easy to transport anywhere.
A group of engineering professors of Brigham Young University (BYU) located in Prove, United States of America invented a shield inspired by origami. This shield is very lightweight and easy to fold like origami paper items. This shield is created to protect law enforcement from gunfire shooted by several handguns.
Police and other defense agencies nowadays are using flat and awkward Bulletproof shields for protections. These shields can cover only one person and they are so heavy to move that make it difficult to for officers to get in position easily. The researchers of BY University learned that much about law enforcements by working with them. They worked with many special agents to know about their need.
A professor” Larry Howell” of engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU) said: “We wanted to create something that was compact, portable, lightweight and worked really well to protect them. We worked with a federal special agent to understand what their needs were, as well as SWAT teams, police officers and law enforcement, and found that the current solutions are often too heavy and not as portable as they would like”.
This bulletproof shield is 50 times less lightweight than a normal steel-shield and this is made of 12 layers of bulletproof Kevlar. This shield also provides protection by sides not only protecting from front. It expands and covers the whole officer by surrounding around him and for this it uses Yoshimura origami pattern.
These bulletproof shields are very useful to protect not only officers but also the children in schools or wounded persons in emergency situations. This bulletproof shield is so strong and effective to stop a bullet that it stops bullets from 9 mm, .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum pistols in a test.
Professor of university said himself that “Those were significant handguns with power. We suspected that something as large as a .44 Magnum would actually tip it over, but that didn’t happen. The barrier is very stable, even with large bullets hitting it. ”
Terri Bateman, BYU adjunct professor of engineering and research team member said “It goes from a very compact state that you can carry around in the trunk of a car to something you can take with you, open up and take cover behind to be safe from bullets. Then you can easily fold it up and move it if you need to advance your position. There are a lot of risks to law personnel and we feel like this particular product can really make a difference and save a lot of lives. It makes us feel like we’re really making a difference in the world.”