CMR Designed Bulletproof Origami Shield
Updated: Mar 30
The aim was to create a compact, portable, lightweight shield, and, most importantly, one that could protect the person sitting behind it. To make the shield compact, the engineers used a specific type of origami, called the “Yoshimura crease pattern”, which was possible thanks to the flexible qualities of the Kevlar fabric. This type of origami was deployed because it creates certain angles that are effective for a barrier.
The shield can be folded compactly enough to fit in the trunk of a car, while at the same time, it can be expanded easily to put up the shield. It provides protection from the front and the side.
One very important requirement of a bulletproof shield is that it is, in fact, bulletproof. To test this, the shield underwent severe testing, in which it was found that it was able to stop bullets from 9 mm, .357 Magnum, and .44 Magnum pistols, while remaining stable.
The project is currently still in its prototype phase, but has already many positive responses about this.