MIPS Helmet Technology & Why You Want It.
Posted by Allie Feldmeir on Apr 3rd 2019
MIPS Multi-Directional Impact Protection System-
We all know that wearing a helmet while skiing or snowboarding is a no-brainer, but what’s the deal with the MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) helmet? More importantly, why is getting one cheaper than neurosurgery? According to www.mipsprotection.com, “The MIPS system is designed to add protection against the rotational motion (or kinematics) transmitted to the brain from angled impacts to the head.” Since most impacts on the hill involve these angled impacts leading to concussions and brain trauma, this system is a must-have when it comes to purchasing a helmet. From an engineering perspective, “MIPS’ added protection system has been proven to reduce the rotational motion when implemented in a helmet by absorbing and redirecting energies and forces otherwise transmitted to the brain.”(www.mipsprotection.com