This armour is made of viscoelastic material.
Viscoelastic armour is soft and body-forming until it is impacted. At impact it reacts quickly to form a rigid mass. The material prevents trauma to the human body by three methods:
- Shock Absorption: Material absorbs impact energy through phase change (hardening).
- Shock Delay: Material delays the transmittance of some shock to the human body over a longer period of time.
- Dissipation: Impacts are dissipated over larger areas of the body.