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Modular Off-Road Armor

The POC VPD System Torso MTB Armor Protects Riding Enthusiasts

— April 16, 2019 — Lifestyle
The POC VPD System Torso MTB Armor is a modular accessory for avid mountain bikers that will provide enhanced protection from serious injury without restricting movement or requiring heavy equipment.

The armor piece consists of a backplate that will keep the wearer supported and in the optimal postural position when riding their bike in off-road conditions. 3D-printed pads on the accessory feature thermo-molding technology that will actually conform to the body of the wearer over time for a truly customized fit that's as comfortable as possible.

The POC VPD System Torso MTB Armor is certified to EN1621 standards and will actually harden on impact to absorb the majority of the damage for advanced protection when tackling off-road terrain.
Trend Themes
1. Modular Off-road Armor - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the potential of creating modular off-road armor with customizable fit for other extreme sports like motocross or snowboarding.
2. Enhanced Protection Gear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop enhanced protection gear using thermo-molding technology for industries requiring physical safety, such as construction or industrial equipment manufacturing.
3. Custom-fit Body Armor - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Apply thermo-molding technology to create custom-fit body armor for law enforcement and military personnel, increasing comfort and mobility.
Industry Implications
1. Sports Equipment Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design and produce modular armor systems for other sports disciplines like skiing, football, or hockey.
2. Extreme Sports Gear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create customizable protection gear for extreme sports enthusiasts, such as skateboarding, BMX, or rock climbing.
3. Safety Equipment Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate thermo-molding technology into safety equipment manufacturing to improve fit and comfort for workers in industries like oil and gas, mining, or construction.
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