Advancing the design of protective clothing

Defence, Safety and Security Committee
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15 May 2012
Poster competition winners and DSSC members with Major Peter Norton GC

To coincide with its conference on Advances in Protective Clothing on 25 April 2012, the IOM3 Defence, Safety and Security Committee, with support from Dstl, organised a student design competition.  

The brief was to generate a design that shows how the use of advanced materials could
lead to the next generation of multi-functional clothing that is better equipped to protect
and preserve human life. The designs had to take into account:

  • multi-functionality and systems integration
  • materials properties
  • wearer comfort
  • body
    protection 
  • life preservation 

 

The target markets could include all markets where protective clothing is used, for
example:

  • armed forces
  • security services
  • emergency responders
  • construction
  • sports
  • agriculture 
  • etc
There were prizes for the top 3 designs and the winners were:
  1st Place: Andrew Johnson from Loughborough Design School receiving his certificate and £300 prize from Major Peter Norton GC
  2nd Place: Phoebe Claydon from Loughborough University receiving her certificate and £150 prize from Major Peter Norton GC
  3rd Place: Louisa Barnhurst from Birmingham City University receiving her certificate and £50 prize from Major Peter Norton GC

Further information

Download the presentations from the conference

Defence, Safety and Security Committee