Personal Safety & Protection Equipment Evaluation
Evaluate new product designs.
Pressure Mapping For Safety Equipment EvaluationBackground: C2i Advanced Technologies provides and manufactures solutions to correct equipment and protection problems faced by firefighters, police officers, first responders, and soldiers.
Challenge: When C2i wanted to test whether their latest product, GARTS, could reduce the amount of resistance and down-force on a firefighter’s leg, experienced by his or her Bunker pants, they turned to Tekscan.
Solution: Using Tekscan sensor model 9801 and I-Scan™ pressure mapping software, data was collected on a Mobile datalogger as firefighters, acting as experimental subjects, climbed a ladder. Tests were conducted with the firefighters wearing GARTS and then without GARTS. I-Scan software was able to document that GARTS reduced pressures on the thigh above the knee, the equivalent of lightening down-force by 40 lbs. compared to wearing protective gear without GARTS.
Tekscan was exactly the gear we needed- smaller, simpler, way advanced. Capable of sensing and recording down-force on the firefighter’s leg caused by hi Bunkers.
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