The Swedish brain protection brand, MIPS, announces Guardio as its first partner in the industrial safety helmet industry.
MIPS, the leading brain protection system company, recently announced its partnership with Swedish industrial safety company, Guardio, and the development of the first MIPS-equipped industrial safety helmet, slated for release this month.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among U.S. workplaces.” It further states that from 2003-2010, 25% of all construction fatalities were caused by a TBI.
By partnering with MIPS to create the Armet helmet, Guardio is poised to build a safer environment for workers around the world.
The MIPS brain protection system is designed to reduce the rotational motion transmitted to the brain from angled impacts to the head. Rotational motion can affect the brain and increase the risk for minor and severe brain injuries. MIPS’ added protection system has been proven to reduce the rotational motion when implemented in a helmet by absorbing and redirecting energies and forces otherwise transmitted to the brain.
“We are very excited about the partnership with Guardio which means that we now can add protection to safety helmets as well,” says Max Strandwitz, CEO of MIPS. “This is a new category for us but a category that MIPS have been looking at for a long time. Guardio is a partner that shares our values and we are looking forward to when the helmet will be released on the market.”
The Guardio Armet MIPS helmet will be available starting in June 2019.