Title

Increasing the Emergency Capabilities of the Current Ballistic Vest

Faculty Advisor

Stabile, Joseph Anthony

Faculty Advisor

Bhatia, Mehul A

Abstract

The focus of this project was to make modifications to the Safariland Tactical Vest. Current protective vests only protect the front chest area of an officer, leaving areas throughout the body exposed with more opportunities for injury. The modifications included adding a hemostatic agent so that when punctured, the victim has more time before they bleed out, a GPS so that the victim can easily be located by a medic, shoulder guards that lighten or stop injuries to the shoulders, sensors that detect an impact, and sensors that read the vital signs of the individual wearing the vest, which can be sent directly to a dispatcher. All these modifications will save the lives of the people risking their own lives for our freedom and safety.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-04-10

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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