MIPS –World’s first safety helmet with mips brain protection system released

MIPS, the leading brain protection system company, today announces its partnership with Swedish industrial safety company, Guardio, and the development of the first MIPS BPS-equipped industrial safety helmet, scheduled for release in the month of June. Whilst representing another important step in implementing MIPS’ strategy, the partnership is not expected to have any material impact on Net sales or EBIT for MIPS during 2019.

The MIPS technology is scientifically proven to reduce rotational motion by absorbing and redirecting rotational energies and forces transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head

Mimics the brain's built-in protection system

The development of MIPS is based on many years of studies of the biomechanical properties of the human brain. The brain is surrounded by cerebrospinal fluid that protects it by letting it slide when subjected to an angular impact. MIPS mimics the cerebrospinal fluid and adds a low friction layer that allows a relative movement of 10-15 mm between the head and the helmet in any direction.

Proven to make a difference

The difference between a helmet with and without MIPS is that MIPS allows the helmet to rotate 10-15 mm relative to the head, thereby reducing the rotational energy that is otherwise transferred to the brain. More than 20,000 tests at MIPS modern laboratory in Täby, Stockholm prove that MIPS always provides protection compared to a helmet without MIPS.

The first safety helmet with MIPS

The Guardio ARMET MIPS helmet combines an unique combination of comfort and safety Read more about the helmet and order here.

Starts at 112 €

FAQ About
MIPS

What is MIPS?

The Multi directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) is designed to add protection against rotational motion (or kinematics) transmitted to the brain from angled impacts to the head. Rotational motion is a combination of rotational energy (angular velocity) and rotational forces from angular acceleration that both affect the brain and increase the risk for minor and severe brain injuries. MIPS’ added protection system has been proven to reduce rotational motion when implemented in a helmet by redirecting energies and forces otherwise transmitted to the brain.

Where can I see my MIPS layer?

The low friction layer is the yellow part that is located under the comfort padding of the helmet.

Is MIPS developed by a helmet company?

No. MIPS was started by scientific and medical researchers with a passion for safety. They wanted to develop a product that could make helmets safer.

Does it work at any impact angle?

Yes. MIPS works independently of impact direction. It is a multi-directional impact protection system.

What is an angled impact to the head?

An angled impact is the way you most often fall, regardless of whether from a height or stumble and hit your head at an angle, not in a straight vertical hit.