The BIPS system is a helmet integrated impact comfort layer designed to reduce
The BIPS system is a helmet integrated impact comfort layer designed to reduce rotational and impact energy transferred to the brain from ballistic and fragmentation impact to the helmet
BIPS adds an impact layer that enables a relative movement and energy dissipation between the head and helmet in any direction at the moment of impact.
In a helmet with a BIPS Protection System, the shell and the comfort pads are separated by an ETAC energy displacement system. When the helmet is subjected to an impact, the ETAC energy displacement layer allows the helmet to absorb the relative energy from the impact and back-face deformation. The BIPS is designed to add protection in helmets against ballistic and fragmentation but also rotational motion. The rotational motion is a combination of rotational energy (angular velocity) and rotational forces (from angular acceleration) that both affect the brain and increases the risk for minor and severe brain injuries. BIPS will reduce rotational motion in a helmet by absorbing and redirecting rotational energies and impact forces transferred to the brain.
ETAC’s BIPS will reduce this rotational movement of the helmet by absorbing and redirecting directional velocity energy and vector forces which would otherwise possibly transfer to the wearer’s skull/brain.