RMIT's capabilities include: biotechnology and biomedical engineering, food technology, virtual reality, games and interactive media, high tensile fabrics and health and well-being.
Wool-Kevlar Ballistic Vest
Partner: Australian Wool Innovation
This project aims to improve the performance of multi-layered protective panels made from aramid fabrics.
In conjunction with the Defence Materials Technology Centre, RMIT is developing hIgh strength fabrics for combat clothing to mitigate shrapnel impact.
RMIT is testing:
- wearable electronics with dynamic sensing and biofeedback capabilities
- fabrics to aid wound management including materials worn against the skin
- smart thermal insulation fabrics that including biometric sensing and monitoring, ie. embedded health monitoring devices
- clothing with wireless communication devices for tracking, surveillance, authentication and environmental sensing.