Smart Body Armour?
The lightweight bendable material, known as d3o, can be worn under normal ski clothing. It will provide protection for US and Canadian skiers taking part in slalom and giant slalom races in Turin, Italy. Skiers normally have to wear bulky arm and leg guards to protect themselves from poles placed along the slalom run.
If this works well it will really change the whole action sports scene. Typically body armour is effective but in most cases very annoying and uncomfortable. Something that is less bulky and fits easily under normal active clothing is a real benefit.