Giro MIPS: Multi-directional Impact Protection System
MIPS, or Multi-directional Impact Protection System is designed to prevent a concussion in the event of a crash which has a torsional component to it. MIPS technology adds another level of protection in the event of such a crash. The price over the last few years of MIPS equipped helmets has come down to a level that makes it easier to afford that luxury.
THE STORY BEHIND THE TECHNOLOGY. MIPS has spent years collaborating with the designers behind MIPS. The technology was developed by scientists at the Karolinska Hospital and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. The concept is based on 19 years of academic research. Through extensive trials, Giro and other manufacturers are convinced that helmets equipped with this technology provide an additional measure of protection in some impacts. Watch this video to learn more and see Giro’s complete line of MIPS-equipped helmets at Giro.com/MIPS.