MIPS stands for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System. The members of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden came up with this technology in 2001. Due to over 30 years of experience and hard work from its founders, it’s no wonder that it now stands as a world leader in neck and head protection.
This technology is as to protect the human brain as it reduces impact that might hit the head. The helmet has a shell and liner that reduces the trauma that the brain may get from oblique impacts. You’ll usually find these angled impacts on action sportsman. When this was first released, the MIPS layer was found in the liner and the shell, which actually made it effective, but it prevented MIPS technology usage on In-Mold construction helmets.
But now, you’ll find the MIPS layer in between the user’s head and the liner. With that, helmet manufacturers are given an effective and easy way boost their helmets’ angled impact protection.
HOW MIPS TESTS HELMETS
MIPS partnered with BRG Sports in 2014, which allowed them to expand their reach through brands Bell and Giro. There are also other big names with whom MIPS partners with such as Triple 8 , POC, Smith, Scott, Rossignol, and Fox , among others.
This technology has been proven to decrease trauma to your brain in different kinds of scenarios and levels. You can find this technology among different varieties of action sports helmet categories such as moto, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding.
This blog post was written based on content from Evo.com