The Charles Owen MyPS Wide Brim Helmet incorporates MIPS technology into a stylish wide peak Charles Owen helmet, the My PS with Wide Peak is unique in the industry as it offers three certifications to three international equestrian standards: Certified by SEI to ASTM F1163-15, VG1 01.040 2014-12, Kitemarked to PAS015:2011, Kitemarked to VG1 01.040 2014-12. With the outershell made of ABS plastic, riders have the elegant look of a wide peak helmet that shades the face and upper neck from the harmful effects of the sun. Ten ventilation slots, a removable headband, a deep fit and a six-point leather look harness help to tick all the boxes of a truly modern, innovative riding helmet that also functions as a sun shade.
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What is MIPS helmet technology?
MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) is an additional brain protection system.
The MIPS system was invented in 1996 in Sweden by Hans von Holst, a neurosurgeon and Peter Halldin, a researcher from the Royal Institute of Technology.
MIPS is designed to add protection against rotational motion (or kinematics) transmitted to the brain from angled impacts to the head, which is how most riders fall.
Rotational motion is a combination of rotational energy (angular velocity) and rotational forces from angular acceleration that both affect the brain and increase the risk for minor and severe brain injuries.
MIPS’ added protection system has been proven to reduce rotational motion when implemented in a helmet by redirecting energies and forces otherwise transmitted to the brain.
How does MIPS work?
MIPS is an additional liner that is incorporated inside the riding helmet.
This low-friction layer enables your head to move 10-15mm in all directions, which has been proven to reduce the rotational movement to the brain and therefore injury (particularly concussion and traumatic brain injury).
The core idea behind MIPS is to simulate and enhance the brain’s own protection system, which uses the same principle of the brain being able to slide a little bit against the skull.
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