POC helmets has long been renown for their no nonsense safety equipment and is proud to announce an innovative and unique helmet technology created to counter the effects of oblique impacts. SPIN techology, short for ‘Shearing Pad INside’ was developed to avoid injuries caused by rotation of the helmet and head during an impact. Watch the video and you will get it.
POC CEO, Jonas Sjögren, had this to say about the new safety technology that will be incorporated into select 2018 helmets:
“We are very proud to present several new and exciting innovations for cycling 18. Over the last ten years POC has developed a wealth of knowledge around helmet technology, materials and design, and SPIN, which stands for ‘Shearing Pad INside’, is our brand new patent-pending rotational impact protection system.
Working with medical experts in POC Lab we know that oblique impacts are common and can cause serious head injury due to a rotation of the helmet and head. To counter oblique impacts, we have created SPIN pads, which are optimized to provide rotational impact protection based on the precise location inside the helmet. The objective is to minimize the effects of an oblique fall by allowing the helmet to move relative to the head.
We are particularily excited to introduce SPIN, which will be a major feature in our helmets, as it is at the very heart of our mission and introduces a new level of helmet technology, comfort and protection.”
[images from POC]