June 2019 launch for anti-brain damage construction helmet

Swedish companies MIPS' and Guardio's helmet is designed to reduce rotational motion that can cause brain damage

MIPS' and Guardio's helmet can protect against brain damage.
PMV Middle East
MIPS' and Guardio's helmet can protect against brain damage.

Research by America's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has shown that the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and non-fatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among US workplaces, but this statistic might improve with the June 2019 launch of Armet, a safety helmet manufactured by Swedish brain-protection system company MIPS, and industrial safety company Guardio.

MIPS designs its brain-protection systems to reduce the rotational motion transmitted to the brain from angled impact to the head. 

Rotational motion can affect the brain and increase the risk for minor-to-severe brain damage.

CDC research showed that 25% of construction fatalities between 2003-2010 were caused by a TBI.

The helmet's system works by absorbing and redirecting energies and forces that would otherwise be transmitted to the brain.

“Protection safety [in helmets] is a new category for us but one that we as a company have been long at for a long time,” Max Strandwitz, chief executive officer of MIPS, saidaccording to a report by Construction Week's sister title PMV Middle East.

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