POC Earns Grand Award from Popular Science for the Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS helmet
Great news! The POC Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS helmet is the Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Grand Award winner in the Recriation Category!
Below is the Press Release from POC
STOCKHOLM (Nov. 12, 2014) — Popular Science has recognized POC, a leading manufacturer of skiing and cycling helmets, apparel and accessories, as a “Best of What’s New” Grand Award winner for the Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS ski racing helmet. The world’s largest science and technology magazine recognizes the new Helmet Integrity (H.I.) system in its December 2014 issue.
“Being recognized by Popular Science for the Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS helmet is a milestone and a true honor,” says Stefan Ytterborn, POC CEO and founder. “With POC’s mission of doing the best we can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents, we have an obligation to never stop improving and serving our users better and more accurate.
“The Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS is our most recent generation of ski racing helmets, using a number of new innovations, better managing violence and increasing protection, particularly emphasizing the unique needs and situations for some of the world’s most demanding ski racing athletes.”
The Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS features a collection of stress-strain sensors distributed over the liner that record, collect and memorize any deformation. If an impact—or a combination of impacts—exceeds the predefined level, an indicator light turns from green to red, meaning that the helmet should be replaced.
The helmet utilizes the patented Multi-direction Impact Protection System (MIPS) to reduce rotational violence in a crash as well as a multi-impact EPP liner. The helmet also has a layer of POC's VPD 2.0 compound in the front, which allows gates to be deflected with reduced energy transmission to the head.
“For 27 years, Popular Science has honored the innovations that surprise and amaze us—those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge our view of whatʼs possible in the future,” states Cliff Ransom, editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “The Best of Whatʼs New Award is the magazineʼs top honor, and the 100 winners—chosen from among thousands of entrants—each a revolution in its field.”
Previously, the Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS was named Gold Winner in the Ski Segment/Helmet Category at the ISPO Awards in Munich.
A link to the whole competition can be found here
GIRO Feature helmet with Mips in National Geographics "Gear of the Year"
Great news! We are happy to announce that the Giro Feather with #MIPSinside was featured in National Geographic Adventure Gear of the Year!
Text from National Geographics:
Bike helmets will never be smarter than what's in your head (we think), but they're moving in that direction. Some now have sensors that automatically call for help if they detect a fall. Less exotic but safer (and more affordable) are lids like the Giro Feature, which incorporate a technology called MIPS.
The whole idea behind a helmet is that it absorbs the energy of an impact so your brain doesn't. MIPS, developed in Sweden by brain surgeons and engineers, uses a shell and a liner that shear apart if the helmet hits something at an angle, which dramatically increases how much rotational impact is absorbed by the lid and not your skull. Given that the MIPS version of Giro's 12-vent mountain bike model costs just $20 more than the non-MIPS one, not spending that double sawbuck is the opposite of smart.
Get It: $95; giro.com
View the full article with all other products here
Lazer Oazis with #MIPSinside
Short movie for Lazer Sports showing the new Oazis helmet with Mips technology inside. Keep your eyes open for this one!
MIPS Explained Mtb Movie
Short movie from the new Mips HQ and the beautiful Hellas forrest area in Stockholm! Showing the position of the Mips - low friction layer and the Mips Effect!
MIPS launches strategic partnership to deliver safer helmets together with leading helmet companies
The Swedish research and development company MIPS, developer of the Multi-directional Impact Protection System helmet technology, has entered into a strategic partnership with the world's largest helmet manufacturers: BRG Sports, United States. As part of this collaboration, BRG Sports will invest in MIPS as a minority interest. This strategic partnership will allow for increased research and development to produce even safer helmets. BRG Sports will use the world-leading Swedish safety technology in a range of new helmet models launching this autumn.
BRG Sports, one of the world's leading helmet manufacturers, today announced that the company had entered into a strategic partnership with MIPS AB. The partnership includes an investment in MIPS and plans to use MIPS technology, which reduces rotational energy, offering the market safer helmets.
”Collaboration between the two companies has been building for a while now, and we believe in the technology and in the potential of the company, which is why we have decided to enter into this agreement,” says BRG Sports Chairman Terry Lee.
”BRG Sports’ Investment in MIPS AB allows us to broaden our own research and development capabilities,” says Johan Thiel, CEO of MIPS AB. ”We believe the partnership with BRG will benefit the industry as a whole, in the form of more rapid development of safer helmets.”
The first result of the collaboration will be eight new bicycle helmets, using the MIPS patented technology, to be launched soon by BRG Sports. The technology will also be used in models developed by MIPS customers such as POC, Fox, Lazer, O'Neal, One Industries, Scott, Smith Optics, Stadium, Sweet Protection, Triple 8 and Airoh.
”Like when the airbag became the standard of safety in cars, we see that MIPS can be an essential safety component in helmets,” says MIPS CEO Johan Thiel. ”We are proud that more and more well-respected brands are choosing to use our technology.”
MIPS and its customers will showcase the new helmets during Eurobike on 27:th and 30:th of August in Friederichshafen and Inter Bike on September 10:th to 12:th in Las Vegas.
MIPS safety helmets reduce the rotational forces that the brain is exposed to during oblique impacts to the head. In a MIPS helmet, the helmet is separated from the head by a low-friction coating that allows the head to slide during impact. In developing the technology, researchers were inspired by the cerebrospinal fluid, which surrounds the human brain and allows the brain to move inside the skull, where much of the energy created by an angled blow to the head is absorbed.
For information, visit: http://mipshelmet.comhttp://www.brgsports.com/news/brg-sports-partners-with-mips-ab-to-advance-head-protection-technology/ (Press release from BRG Sports)
http://www.giro.com/eu_en/giro-partners-with-mips-technologies/ (press release GIRO)
For more information, contact:
John Thiel, Managing MIPS, phone: +46 733 99 65 88 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artwork: http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/mips-abAbout BRG Sports
BRG Sports is a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded sports equipment, protective products and related accessories. The company markets and licenses products under such well-known brands as Bell, Blackburn, Giro, Raskullz, Krash! and BULT. Its products incorporate leading technology and designs and are used by professional athletes and enthusiasts alike. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, the company has 32 facilities worldwide. More information is available at: www.brgsports.com.