MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System. This cutting-edge safety technology incorporates a low friction layer beneath the helmet padding. By facilitating relative motion between the head and the helmet, MIPS effectively minimizes the rotational forces transmitted to the brain during impacts.
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 that angled impact.Falling at an angle creates rotational forces which may be transmitted to your brain and result in brain injuries. MIPS can reduce the rotational motion as well as the risk of brain damage.
The core of the MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) is a low friction layer that allows the head to move 10-15 mm relative the helmet in all directions and redirects energies and forces otherwise transferred to the brain.