To be at the forefront of safety, innovation and development we created POC Lab. It is our scientific forum, which brings together experts from a range of disciplines and medicine. They support and advise us to ensure that what we develop is the most reliable and advanced protection on the market.
POC Lab allows us to collaborate with some of the world’s foremost sports medicine experts, brain scientists and specialists in spinal cord injuries.
The members of the POC Lab are carefully selected for their unique expertise. Each member shares POC’s mission to do the best we can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents.
To complement our scientific experts and to make sure our products are optimal we also draw on guidance from material technologists and our team athletes, including X Games riders, Olympic cyclists and elite World Cup skiers.
Further we listen closely to what you have to say and as users of our protective gear we value your feedback and suggestions, which we hope will allow us to develop even better products
MIPS (MULTI-DIRECTIONAL IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM)
MIPS is a system used to reduce the rotational force to the brain in case of oblique impacts. Accident statistics show that the most common accident occurs in an oblique impact to the head, resulting in a rotation of the head and brain. The brain is more sensitive to oblique impacts than radial impacts.
In a helmet equipped with MIPS technology, a low friction layer separates the shell and the inside of the helmet. When subjected to an oblique impact, the low friction layer allows a small controlled rotation of the shell relative to the lining.
By molding aramid bridges to the core of the helmet, the impact forces are spread over a larger surface, and at the same time the helmet gains structural stability through the bonding of the unbreakable aramid weave and the EPS liner. It allows for a very lightweight and very well ventilated helmet.