Nicole Abene

Police Officers Keep Cool in the Heat With Air-Conditioned Bulletproof Vests

by , 05/19/12
filed under: Wearable Technology

EMPA, policemen, bulletproof vests, air conditioners, air conditioning, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, wearable technology, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, climate-controlled clothing, climate-controlled fashion, Switzerland, Zurich

If you’ve ever seen police officers walking around in full gear during a heat wave, you’ve probably felt a little faint just looking at them.  Lucky for them, scientists from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) have devised a new “smart” protective garment that cools down your body instead of keeping it heated up.  With a mini-fan and a cooling water system, police officers are way more likely to be able to stay cool under pressure.  Click ahead to check out this innovative new garment!

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