MIPS New Helmet Protection

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

MIPS AB currently has helmets in the snow, cycling and equestrian markets and is in conversation with league sports (NHL, NFL).

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The Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, or MIPS, was developed by a Swedish neuroscientist to protect against oblique impacts to the head, which are much more common than the vertical impacts a traditional helmet helps to protect against. MIPS utilizes a low-friction layer between outer and inner shells of a helmet to minimize rotational violence to the brain. The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) of Sweden has conducted tests concluding MIPS helmets can significantly minimize brain injuries.  Currently available in bike and ski/snowboard helmets from POC Sports, Scott Sports, and R.E.D., the MIPS brain protection system is the best technology available to significantly reduce head injuries for athletes.

How it works: http://mipshelmet.com/how-it-works
Test results: http://mipshelmet.com/how-it-works/test_results

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Article by Bryan Roberts

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