What is MIPS technology
MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. It is a low friction layer beneath the helmet padding, which reduces the rotational forces transmitted to the brain during an impact by enabling a relative motion between the head and the helmet.
Traditional helmets are designed and tested for straight impacts, but most impacts are angled, which can cause rotational motion to the head.
It is known that rotational forces are the cause of concussions and other even more severe brain
A helmet with MIPS absorbs much of that damaging rotation, offering substantially better protection.
Why do we need MIPS
Statistics show that when crashes happen, it’s most common for bikers to fall at an angle, compared to a linear fall. MIPS helmets are designed to protect your brain from an angled impact.
Mips is a patented Brain Protection System (BPS) It adds a measure of protective capability in certain impacts beyond the helmet’s outer shell and impact-absorbing foam liner and helps to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain—especially during those first critical milliseconds.
HOW MIPS WORKS
When the head hit the ground at an angle, the brain slides along a membrane on the inner surface of the skull, which reduces the rotational forces transmitted to the brain.
MIPS is positioned on the inside of the helmet, between the liner and the head. At impact there is a movement, it allows the head to move 10-15 mm relative to the helmet in all directions between MIPS and the liner that substantially reduce the rotational force to the brain.