Origami Bulletproof Shield

Brigham Young University (BYU) mechanical engineers have created an origami-inspired, lightweight bulletproof shield that can protect law enforcement from gunfire.

The new ballistic barrier is made of 12 layers of Kevlar and can be folded compactly when not in use, making it easier to transport and deploy. When expanded it can provide cover for police officers and stop bullets from several types of handguns (9 mm, .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum pistols). Watch the video below.

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