For the longest time, helmets were built to be rigid cushions to reduce any impact on our skull. By lowering the amount of force applied to our heads, helmets reduce the amount of trauma done to our brains.
Swedish company POC Sports has created a new technology to greater reduce the force from impacts at an angle. These sort of impacts are much more common, so it’s important that helmets are able to counteract them. As simple as it sounds, the innovation lies in building a helmet that can move independently from the head.
“Over the last 10 years, POC has developed a wealth of knowledge around helmet technology, materials, and design,” said CEO Jonas Sjögren. “SPIN, which stands for ‘Shearing Pad INside’, is our brand-new, patent-pending rotational impact protection system.”