Rossignol Spark MIPS Helmet

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The Rossignol Spark MIPS is an audio-compatible lightweight helmet equipped with the patented MIPS system to reduce the rotational forces to the brain in the case of an oblique impact.

Read this blog to learn more about the benefits of the MIPS system.

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The Spark MIPS helmet is an lightweight ski helmet with built-in audio system compatibility. Easily replace the foam in the ear-flaps with headphones and jam to your own soundtrack while skiing or snowboarding.  MIPS technology helps minimize brain injuries in connection with angled impacts and rotational violence.

Features:

  • Shell External: A.B.S.
  • Shell Finish: Matt
  • Padding: Multi-impact E.P.P.
  • Ventilation: Passive, inner channel.
  • Hear flaps: Audio + Removable Rollneck
  • Chinguard: No
  • Size adjustable: Yes
  • Certification: CE-EN1077
  • Weight: 500 g
     

 

 

MIPS – Developed in cooperation with Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institute, Sweden.  The new MIPS technology mimics one of the safety systems which already exist in the human head. When the head is subjected to an oblique impact, the brain can slide along a membrane on the inner 

surface of the skull, which reduces the forces transmitted to the brain. This protective feature has, with the MIPS technology, been incorporated into the helmet. In a helmet equipped with MIPS technology,the shell and the liner are separated by a low friction layer. When subjected to an oblique impact, the low friction layer allows a small rotation of the shell relative to the liner. Experimental tests showsa significant reduction of the forces to the brain. 


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. However, according to the helmet test regulations, the helmets are dropped vertically onto the impact surface, resulting in a radial force to the head. This is why helmets today have good protective properties for vertical impacts while the protection is not optimized for oblique impacts. MIPS AB has therefore developed MIPS technology to provide substantially increased protection  against oblique impacts.

 

 


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