POC Recognized by Popular Science for Helmet Safety
November 14, 2014
POC is recognized in the December issue of Popular Science in the feature “Best of What’s New” as the grand award winner for its Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS ski racing helmet. The world’s largest science and technology magazine acknowledged the helmet in its recreation section and recognized the new and improved Helmet Integrity (H.I.) system for its number of new innovations, including better management of violence and increased protection to the head.
The Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS features sensors that are embedded throughout the liner that record, collect and memorize any deformation and also measures the severity of a hit to the head. If an impact—or a number of impacts—exceeds the level deemed acceptable, an indicator light situated in the helmet will turn from green to red, signaling that it is time to be replaced.
The helmet utilizes the POC-patented Multi-direction Impact Protection System (MIPS) to reduce the violence and trauma to the head that occurs through rotation in a crash. It also boasts a multi-impact EPP liner to reduce impact and has a layer of POC’s VPD 2.0 compound on the front of the helmet, allowing for less energy transmission to the head from contact with gates.
“Being recognized by Popular Science for the Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS helmet is a milestone and a true honor,” says Stefan Ytterborn, POC CEO and founder. “With POC’s mission of doing the best we can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents, we have an obligation to never stop improving and serving our users better and more accurate.”
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