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Mar 22, 2019 at 10:31Mar 22, 2019
MIPS Says WaveCel Helmet Technology Falls 'Far Below' Bontrager's Injury Prevention Claims
The experimental work that MIPS used to cite... used solid rubber head dummies snugly fitted into full helmets as proof of the need for a "slip barrier." Most might have noticed that the skin on their heads isn't exactly rigidly attached to the skull, much less with hair, a cycling/skull cap, etc. There is plenty of rigorous analytical and experimental information that engineered periodic cellular materials can do anything that foams do, but at lower weight. So it's fun to see Scott and Bontrager trying to apply this to helmets - without saying anything about whether or not they successfully did so. But the MIPS thing? I call marketing BS.