Ball and socket design that helps reduce rotational motion.

Traditional helmets are designed and tested for straight impacts, but most impacts are angled, which can cause rotational motion to the head.

The rotational motion can
cause brain injuries.

The Low Friction Layer is intended to help reduce the rotational motion to the head in certain angled impacts.

How it works:

The Mips® Spherical is a two-piece parted energy absorbing liner. It consists of a spherical piece and a pseudo-spherical piece that are layered on top of each other to move independently from each other. The design allows integration of the Mips system between different eps layers in a helmet, making the Mips system almost invisible in the helmet.

Where it’s used:

Mips® Spherical is a patented technology developed by Bell and Giro in collaboration with Mips, that is available exclusively on Bell and Giro products. Bell and Giro Mips® Spherical helmets are available for road, gravel and mountain bike, as well as motorcycle, ski and snowboard helmets.

Why Mips® Spherical

When a helmet is impacted at an angle, it can cause the head to rotate suddenly and violently. This is a common source of concussions and brain injury. The Mips® Spherical system is designed to provide movement inside the helmet to help reduce the rotational motion to the head in certain angled impacts, thereby lowering the risk of such injuries. The design of the Mips® Spherical provides seamless integration, a comfortable fit, and allows for incorporated ventilation.

  • Ball and socket design.

  • Progressive layering.

  • Seamless integration.

  • Unrestricted ventilation.

The principle of the safety 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

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