What is Mips Safety System?

What is Mips Safety System?

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Securis manufactured one of the first industrial helmets featuring Mips patented brain protection system. 

The Mips safety system is designed to provide added safety for helmets in many accidents. For certain impacts, the Mips system can reduce harmful forces that might otherwise be transferred to the user’s head.

Rotational Motion

The brain is typically more sensitive to rotational motion than linear motion because it has shear properties similar to water or gel. When different parts of the brain move relative to each other because of rotational motion, the tissues can stretch, which can cause concussions or other brain injuries. Rotational motion is a common cause for concussions and more severe brain injury than oblique hits to the head. The Mips system consists of a low friction layer that is mounted inside the helmet.

Low Friction Layer

In a crash the low friction layer is designed to move slightly inside the helmet to help redirect forces away from the head. This is intended to help reduce the risk of brain injury. Only about 16% of all brain injuries in the construction sector are a result of falling objects. 60% are fall accidents - from one level to another or on the same level. Unlike traditional helmets, which are mainly designed and tested for straight impacts, the Mips system’s low friction layer mimics the brain’s own system for protection against rotational motion.

Safety Smart Gear is proud to announce that Securis Safety Helmets are now available in both Construction or Electrical grades with Mips Technology.

Resources: SecurisProtect.com

Jan 30th 2024 SSG

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