How do you IMPROVE on an industry leading product? You CHALLENGE assumptions. Bomb disposal personnel not only need to be protected, but their gear needs to allow them to focus on the difficult tasks at hand. By improving the efficiency of the operator, task success also improves. In this case, user experience means everything.
Working as an extension of the internal engineering team, all aspects of human factors engineering and usability were challenged. By collaborating with subject matter experts, we were able to prioritize important requirements to ensure a successful outcome.
Through a thorough development and testing process, the goal of ULTIMATE USER EXPERIENCE without sacrifice of personal protection, was relentlessly pursued. Details around suit donning, weight management, cooling, and operational task efficiency were introduced, refined, and closely integrated.
The EOD®10 bomb suit sets a new GOLD STANDARD for blast protection, ergonomic design and technical capabilities. The EOD®10 bomb suit and helmet ensemble give EOD operators superior balanced protection against the four main blast threats: overpressure, fragmentation, impact and heat. The EOD®10 has been selected as the bomb suit of choice by US Air Force to protect its EOD teams and has also been procured by military and public safety agencies in 28 countries. It is currently in service worldwide.