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The MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) was developed for additional protection against the rotational movement acting on the brain during a fall. This can result in minor and severe brain injuries. When integrated into a helmet, the MIPS BPS can reduce these rotational movements by mitigating these forces. The abbreviation MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System.
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Why do Ineed MIPS?

Injury statistics show that when you fall and hit your head, it’s most common to fall at an angle, compared to a linear fall. Falling at an angle creates rotational motion and science has shown that our brains are very sensitive to rotational forces. In an angled impact, these forces may transfer to your brain, which can cause severe injuries. The MIPS BPS can reduce the rotational motion and reduce the risk of brain damage.


Rotational motion: Why is it so harmful?

The human brain is amazing – but fragile. During an angled impact, rotational motion can cause strain to the brain tissue, which may lead to severe brain injuries. When you have suffered a concussion or even more serious damage to the brain, rotational motion to the brain is the most likely cause.

MIPS is a system for protecting the brain

Designed for additional safety. The MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) is located inside the helmet, usually between the inner padding and the EPS foam (a high quality foam that absorbs energy). In certain impact situations, the MIPS BPS can reduce dangerous forces transmitted to the brain. MIPS stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System.

This is how MIPS works

The MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) is designed to add protection against rotational motion transferred to the brain. Rotational motion affects the brain and increase the risk for minor and severe brain injuries. When implemented in a helmet, the MIPS BPS can reduce rotational motion by redirecting energies and forces otherwise transferred to the brain.The core of the MIPS BPS is a low friction layer that allows the head to move 10-15 mm relative the helmet in all directions, reducing rotational motion to the brain. The MIPS BPS makes your helmet safer and adds protection.


Strain in the brain

Rotational motion from an angled impact can cause strain in the brain that can lead to tearing in the brain tissue. The illustration is based on data gathered using sensors inside the crash test dummy heads. The dummy head, wearing a helmet, was subjected to an angled impact in a test rig at the MIPS lab in Sweden.The illustration shows the strain in the brain from an angled impact when the dummy head is wearing the same type of helmet – with and without the MIPS BPS.

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