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017 Be A Batman Body Shield


Carbon fibre body shield
Designed by: SUN DAYONG as part of CREATE CURES 
Date: March 2020
Credit: DEZEEN


This conceptual bodysuit design protects users by using UV light to sterilise airborne particals. Made from carbon fibre, the shield imitates bat wings to form a protective backpack.  Sun Dayong suggest that the internal wires could heat up to a temperature capable of killing off diseases. The project is called Be a Bat Man which references both the fictional superhero, Batman, and the widely suspected fact that bats have been found to be responsible for caring COVID-19 to humans. Hoping to find a financial backer for his design, Sun Dayong is offering his services as a designer for free.


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