Parent Category: Technical Area
Since 1954, BELL is committed to design and provide specific protection through a series of tests that SIMULATE the MOST IMPACT POSSIBLE.
This global approach of the test is based on the reality of specific races, since there are always equal impacts. Thanks to this fact, it's the STANDARD BELL a standard of evidence that comes from decades of experience on the design of the helmet in our laboratories. The STANDARD BELL represents the commitment of
Bell for protection along its entire range and allowing athletes to run with great confidence.
Using a linear accelerometer and a speed instrument, we can perform on the helmets of the "drop test" on various surfaces as required by government regulations and control system
Now we can test the helmet by varying the speed, weight and the angle causing it to wear to a dummy which collides on a surface, simulating the mechanics of an impact.
These tests have led to innovations such as the progressive stratification
and the wrap-around protection.
Now, that same commitment continues with our investment in the MIPS technology and partnering with ICEdot as the next evolution of complete protection
WHAT IS MIPS?
MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) is a sliding floor system designed to rotate inside the helmet with the intent to reduce and slow down the amount of energy transferred to the head and the purpose of
reduce the rotational impact injuries.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
When the head rotates quickly and suddenly stops, rotational acceleration can cause the brain tissue high levels of tension. The fabric elongation caused by these movements can cause various types of brain injury. MIPS has been designed with the intent of addressing the rotational acceleration generated by impact
How does that work
MIPS uses a sliding floor system that moves inside the helmet, imitating its the security system of the brain. This layer is designed to rotate inside the helmet in an attempt to slow down or reduce the amount of energy transferred to or from the skull. Science tells us that if we can reduce the tensions associated with rotational acceleration and thus reduce the risk and severity of brain injury.