Dilatant’s Decelerate Straps provide a new level of protection. The Decelerate Straps incorporate Shear Thickening Fluid (STF) which is a Non-Newtonian fluid where the shear viscosity increases with applied shear stress. This behavior is only one type of deviation from Newton’s Law. STFs exhibit fluid-like properties at low deformation rates, but solid-like properties at high deformation rates. By building the Straps into various biomechanical suits to help reduce violent head motion during an impact, which will reduce likelihood of a head injury.
Dilatant’s Decelerate products have been invited to following challenges: