Mips technology is used in helmets that aims to enhance protection against certain types of impact. It is designed to reduce rotational forces on the head in the event of a crash. Mips technology is often used in helmets for sports such as cycling, skiing, and snowboarding, but it’s important to note that a helmet with Mips alone is not a guarantee of protection. Always make sure to use a helmet that fits you properly and is certified for your sport or activity.
At Mips, our story began with a passion for protecting the brain. Our founder, Hans von Holst, a Swedish neurosurgeon and professor emeritus was driven to understand why people were still suffering from brain injuries despite wearing helmets. In 1996, he teamed up with engineer Peter Halldin, a researcher at the Swedish Royal Institute (KTH), to conduct extensive research on head and neck injuries.
At Mips, we have been at the forefront of helmet safety technology for over 25 years. Our dedication to research and development, in partnership with leading institutions such as the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Karolinska Institute, has led to the creation of our patented Mips safety system.