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Helmet technology is changing, we are starting to see motorcycle helmets with a slip plane know as Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS).

Neurosurgeon know that they still get patients with brain injuries even when they had been wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of their accident. Greg Shapleigh decided to change helmet design, because current helmets aren’t doing enough. Greg’s research resulted in a slip plane that allows the head to rotate in any direction by 10-15mm. This reduces the forces that are transferred to the brain by up to 40%.



The uptake of MIPS by motorcycle helmet manufactures has been slow. Here’s a LINK to the best motorcycle helmets. Like most safety technology it takes time for it to be widely adopted, but pro riders are starting to request it.

What do you think?

 
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