Welcome to the very heart of Mips. Science and technology are where we come from, and we are happy to share some of our collective knowledge from more than 25 years of research, testing, failures and game-changing innovations.
The founders of Mips have spent decades studying the relationship between brain injuries and helmet construction. Years of research and testing occurred before the first helmet with a Mips® safety system (an equestrian helmet) came to life in 2007. Today you can find Mips® safety systems in helmets from most major helmet manufacturers and for main activities including cycling, snow sports, motorsports, team sports and even construction. Mips® safety systems are the result of extensive research and testing, both internally and from independent third-party sources.
Hans von Holst is a Swedish neurosurgeon and professor emeritus who has dedicated his professional life to studying head injuries. In 1996, tired of seeing people hospitalized with brain injuries that had occurred in falls– even though they had been wearing helmets– he began examining how helmets were designed. His research led him to understand that most helmets available offered insufficient protection.
Von Holst partnered with engineer Peter Halldin, a young researcher at the Swedish Royal Institute (KTH), to perform extensive research with the goal of understanding how and why head and neck injuries occur even when someone is wearing a helmet.
Mips gives you the confidence to follow your passion. Whether you’re training for fitness, riding to work, heading out on the mountain, or playing team sports, our mission is safety for helmets.