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Revision Eyewear wins $2 million in Army contracts for next-generation helmet

first_imgRevision Military Ltd,Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has announced a new US Army contract with Revision Eyewear, for work in Essex Junction, on a next-generation helmet that will be designed to apply the grim lessons of troop injuries in Iraq Afghanistan in improving head protection for US soldiers.  The three-year contract is with the US Army’s Natick Labs Soldier Systems division and is worth $1,990,340. Leahy is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of its Defense Subcommittee, which handles the Senate’s work in writing the annual defense budget bills.  He has long supported Revision’s cutting-edge work on soldier protective systems such as protective eyewear.  Leahy’s matchmaking efforts with Revision and Defense Department agencies, coupled with the funding he has secured through his work on the Appropriations Committee, have given the firm the chance to prove its technology, earn its reputation for quality and innovation and build strong links to potential customers. Leahy said, ‘As a Vermonter I’m so proud that Vermont firms are in the forefront of creating life-saving innovations like this.  It is a credit to our state’s workforce and growing technology sector that firms like Revision are taking root here.  This Army contract shows that Revision has the expertise and technology to design a next-generation helmet that will improve protection from Traumatic Brain Injury and blast wounds.’  ‘Senator Leahy continues to support Revision’s growth beyond ballistic eyewear and into head protection systems.  He has shown a strong commitment to ensure that the newest soldier protection innovations are put into service to protect our troops as they encounter ever more sophisticated battlefield environments,’ said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision.  Under the contracts, Revision will be responsible for developing a new design prototype for the U.S. military’s next-generation headgear system.  The new helmet will integrate both ballistic impact protection and blast protection from rotational forces that are believed to contribute to the relatively high number of brain injuries suffered by soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  The helmet will have built-in communications systems, include enhanced chemical protection for the wearer, and will integrate a protection for the jaw and lower face.ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (FRIDAY, July 1) ‘last_img read more

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Don’t Walk This Way: 7 Bad Walking Habits.

first_img Share HealthLifestyle Don’t Walk This Way: 7 Bad Walking Habits. by: – April 26, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share 373 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet Share You may have been walking since you were 1, but you’ve changed a lot since then. For starters, your goal is more than just toddling from the coffee table to your mom’s arms without tumbling over.Now, you’re walking for fitness — to burn calories, flatten your belly, and strengthen your heart. But if you’re slumping and slouching along like a teenager, the weight of the world on your sagging shoulders, that’s not gonna happen.Here are the seven worst ways to wreck your fitness walk:Worst: Leaning forward, as if you’re heading into a stiff breeze.Best: Walking tall, as if a string is pulling your spine upward from the top of your head.Worst: Looking at the ground in front of you, shoulders hunched.Best: Looking at the world ahead of you, not at your feet.Worst: Letting your hands flap around as if they have a mind of their own.Best: Keeping your hands in a loose fist, fingers relaxed.Worst: Letting your belly bulge out and your stomach muscles sag.Best: Keeping your stomach muscles firm and tucking your pelvis slightly under your torso.Worst: Keeping your arms by your sides, straight and robot-stiff, fists clenched.Best: Letting your arms swing naturally or bend at a relaxed 90-degree angle.Worst: Taking short, mincing steps or overly long, gazelle-like ones.Best: Moving at a smooth, rhythmic pace so your stride feels natural.Worst: Hitting the ground in a flat-footed way so your toes and heels land at almost the same time.Best: Rolling forward from heel to toe, keeping your feet shoulder-width apart, and then gently pushing off with your toes. You’ll walk faster and burn more calories.Walk 10,000 steps a day and you’ll lose 35 pounds a year without changing your diet! To keep track, invest in a pedometer (just $15 to $20 will buy you a good one ) or add a step-counting app to your smartphone. Watching the steps add up is a great motivator, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly they accumulate as you go to and from the car, through the grocery store, and around the house — especially when you take the long way around.By: Real Age,Source: Yahoo Shinelast_img read more

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