Body armour is heavy and inconvenient to wear, so that when someone shoots at you, it had better not be on a day when you decided to leave it at home.
Today’s invention is for anyone who has already suffered an injury requiring internal surgery.
During that process, assuming an individual would be capable of returning to work or active duty, a mail or mesh made of kevlar and ceramic links can be inserted inside the body cavity so that major organs are protected (shown in red).
This would be attached to the inside surface of some ribs, leaving breathing minimally affected.
The mesh, made of biocompatible material, would be flexible enough to allow its folds to slip over one another so that mobility was also unimpaired.