Virginia Tech Updates Their Tested Helmets

By Steve Frothingham

The top thirteen star-ranked helmets all feature MIPS Brain Protection System

(Stockholm, Sweden) A range of helmets featuring MIPS, the world leading brain protection system, has featured prominently in the results of the latest helmet rating based on laboratory testing conducted by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the Institute for Highway Safety.

The expanded qualitative testing results, including 50 helmet models from the previous 30, were released on December 13th and featured road, mountain, and commuter bicycle helmets as well as skate and snow helmets from the world’s top manufacturers.

The list of 50 helmets tested and ranked by Virginia Tech is located here.

“After thousands of hours in research, testing, and development, we are very proud to see MIPS in all of the top 13 helmets in this test, says Johan Thiel, CEO of MIPS.” This latest testing was the second time that Virginia Tech’s star rating system was used. The star rating system was developed through multiple studies that were funded by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses from vehicle crashes . In the test, the top thirteen star-ranked helmets all feature the MIPS low friction brain protection …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News