“If I were given a choice to use a plate without MITgel or one with MITgel- it is a no- brainer on which one I would pick---lower pressure means that the force is distributed over a nice wide area and my risk of getting a contusion/broken ribs is significantly reduced.”
                                                                                       
Terry Smith, PhD, Senior Principal Scientist , Dynamic Research Inc.

 

TESTS AND VALIDATIONS

Moor Innovative Technologies recognizes the relevance of undergoing compliance testing as well as In-house testing of the components of its products. Significantly, we have undertaken ballistic and impact testing in accredited laboratories in the USA. Among others, the tests included: (1) Ballistic Testing;
(2) BPV insert as a Flotation Device (3) Impact Testing (4) Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (5) High Caliber Velocity Testing (6) Test to Failure 30 shot Test using 9mm, 40cal, .45 AP to 44mag.

All of the tests manifest superior ratings in terms of the products’ ability to stop a projectile, diffuse an impact and capability to withstand extreme temperatures. Detailed results of the tests are made available to interested parties when a mutual nondisclosure agreement is signed.

Tests Done

Flotation Test
To validate Soft Trauma Panel’s (Four- Dimensional Wave Reduction Attenuation Polymer) buoyancy
October 2014

Impactor Test
EN13158 Test Protocol
To compare impacts on multi hard plates with Soft Trauma Panel’s (Four -Dimensional Wave Reduction Attenuation Polymer) and without Soft Trauma Panel’s (Four-Dimensional Wave Reduction Attenuation Polymer)
January 2014

Ballistic Tests

To measure Back Face Signature (BFS) and Ballistic Determination Tests, done in an NIJ accredited Laboratory
August 2013

High Caliber-Velocity Testing
To evaluate ballistic performance of ballistic panels paired with Soft Trauma Panel’s (Four- Dimensional Wave Reduction Attenuation Polymer)
July 2012

Impact Testing -Uniaxial
To manifest Soft Trauma Panel’s (Four- Dimensional Wave Reduction Attenuation Polymer) dynamic response to various loading conditions, done in a certified US Department of Defense Laboratory
March 2012

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis-
To evaluate Soft Trauma Panel’s (Four-Dimensional Wave Reduction Attenuation Polymer) stiffness and damping properties in varying temperature ranges
June 2011
 

TEST RESULTS OF MITgel Lined LEVEL IV PLATES

Multi Strike plates (NIJ Level IV) lined with MITgel (Four Dimensional Wave Reduction Attenuation Polymer) were tested for impact reduction. The test was documented using Fuji Film. This type of film is pressure sensitive and reports the magnitude and distribution of pressure acting upon an object. Force (load) represents the magnitude of energy transferred to the chest; and pressure-how this force is distributed (the area over which it is applied). The human body is susceptible to injury both as a function of force as well as trauma caused to the area over which that force is applied i.e. Blunt Force Trauma.

Results of the Fuji film tests visually validate that multi strike plates with MIT

The picture of the multi strike plates tested without MITgel showed a highly localized intensity of red color when the impact was measured indicating injury through blunt force trauma.
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On the other hand, the picture of the multi strike plates with MITgel indicated negligible impact pressure as demonstrated by the highly diffused or lack of red color. In fact, the pressure is so low that it barely registers on the Fuji film. The Fuji film test results on the multi strike plate with MITgel clearly manifest outstanding evidence that MITgel absorbs energy and dissipates the impact forces over a large area.

In biomechanical terms, the reduced pressure from the energy transfer or force applied to the body equals a reduced probability and risk of injury or blunt force trauma to the body.
 
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